Mubarak, July 2011Egyptian demonstrations are by far the most creative, eccentric political gatherings I have ever seen. On the shoe is deposed president Mubarak.
Retribution, July 2011
American-made, July 2011The necklace is made out of tear gas canisters fired at the demonstrators. American made, I think the company is actually pretty close to Maryland.
"The people want to bring down the regime", July 2011In Tahrir. This man's face is haunting.
Better days, July 2011
Qur'an, July 2011I think we were in the square all day that day. This guy was raising the Qur'an during a speech, I wonder if he opened to a specific page or not.
"Our children want to bring down the regime", July 2011Tahrir Square.
Fida'i, July 2011There were lots of children on shoulders this summer. This was in Tahrir.
"Their weapon, our weapon", July 2011"Their weapon...our weapon" – this definitely expressed one idea about the uprising, and one that lots of people outside Egypt latched onto.
Tanks, July 2011I'm pretty sure this was under a bridge to Zamalek.
Civil state, August 2011This might have in Tahrir, but I don't think it was. I had forgotten about this slogan: 'not religious, not military, Egypt is a civil [state?]'. What civil actually meant was perplexing and was the topic of many conversations, talks, and at least one book that I never read.
Israeli embassy protest, August 2011There were protests that took place outside the Israeli embassy as well. Someone scaled the building and took down the flag. I have a comic book celebrating the rebel "spider man" in a box somewhere.
Flags, August 2011This was at the embassy protest as well I think.
Military man, November 2011One of my major regrets (it always is) was that I really didn't do much photography while I was in Egypt. There was so much going on, but I didn't take any photographs for most of the fall. I don't know why I had my camera with me this particular day, but I love this picture, especially the guys looking a bit confused at the tank-man. I wonder if we was pro- or anti-military?
Eyes, December 2011There was a lot of street art around Tahrir and the old American University campus. I think this was on Mohammed Mahmoud, a few minutes from where I lived. Dozens of people lost eyes during the fighting on Mohammed Mahmoud and at other protests after being shot in the face with rubber bullets or buckshot.
Cairo walls, December 2011I had forgotten about this as well – walls were put up all around the center of the city, blocking off certain areas. I think this one was on the way to the Ministry of the Interior.
Martyrs, February 2012There were lots of portraits of the martyrs that started going up around the city; these were around my apartment.
Pharaonic, February 2012I must have made a point about taking my camera out and taking some pictures, because I have a bunch from this day. I don't actually like this particular painting that much, but it captures lots of the different kinds of images that were appearing.
Marching, February 2012This is one of my favorites.
Dancers, February 2012This one was on the wall right across from the AUC.
The gas line, April 2012This is my favorite one, right outside the AUC.
Collage, March 2012The other thing I liked about this painting was how it sort of melded with all the graffiti and pasted newspapers.