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Egyptian officials, who have in recent years arrested journalists, artists and even a popular satirist, have now confiscated a book about street art and graffiti out of fear that it is “instigating revolt.” The book, Walls of Freedom, by design professor Basma Hamdy and street artist and activist Don Stone, documents the 2011 Egyptian revolution […]

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Mohamed Fahmy, aka Ganzeer, is an Egyptian artist from Cairo who created work in the street both during and after the January 25th Revolution. In 2011, he was briefly detained by Egypt’s Central Security Forces during a crackdown on political dissidence. He was not deterred. And yet, he doesn’t like to be referred to as […]

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On Tuesday, Egypt sentenced 188 individuals to death after conducting a mass trial in which the defendants were accused of murder simply because they were alleged to be members of the Muslim Brotherhood. After the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi and his political party The Muslim Brotherhood, protesters took to the streets in opposition to what […]

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Google Street View Egypt launched a new addition this week, giving internet users around the globe access to panoramic, 360 degree views of the Great Pyramids of Giza and other historical sites. Google can now add the Cairo Citadel, the necropolis of Saqqara and the Hanging Church to their list of documented monuments, which already featured the Colosseum, […]

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Adam Lowe, a British artist, has spent the last five years making a perfect replica of the tomb of Tutankhamun, one of the most famous archeological sites in the world. Thanks to advancement in 3D printing technology, Lowe was able to make a replica that simulates the real thing down to fractions of a millimeter. […]

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You’ve seen the fake viral video ad of strangers kissing for the first time, so here’s one that’s a little different. From Handmade Studios, here are young Egyptian strangers shaking hands with the opposite sex for the first time. For real. “This is the first time I shake hands with a girl,” one young man says. […]

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It hasn’t snowed in Cairo in 112 years, according to guesstimate by a guy on Twitter that was taken as a fact, echoed by media outlets around the internet, and then disproven. Suffice it to say that it hasn’t snowed in Cairo in many, many years and Egyptians are pretty excited about it. Let us now celebrate with […]

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Of all of the images to emerge from the chaos currently raging in Egypt, among the gripping is the one you see above, of a military armored truck toppling off of Cairo’s 6th of October bridge last Wednesday. According to photographer Aly Hazzaa, who took the photo, the Central Security Forces truck fell when its driver […]

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Last week, I took photos of graffiti in Alexandria. Similar to the graffiti around Tahrir Square (and all across the country), these aerosol-scrawled messages play an important role in the political conflict. Both sides use the street discourse to promote their cause, intimidate opponents, and voice outrage. In some ways, the art form parallels graffiti’s […]

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As the recent death toll in Egypt surpasses 500, news of Muslim Brotherhood supporters being slaughtered in Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square has been an especially tragic manifestation of the powder-keg that is “post-revolutionary” Egypt. Just days before, our photographer found himself embroiled in an MB protest near to that now-tragic location. While this story does not in […]

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