The exhibition addresses the political and social awakening of a generation, which has been capturing the world´s attention since the first mass protests in Cairo´s Tahir Square on 25 January 2011. Egyptian artists and photographers, activists and curators now share their experiences and viewpoints through their work.
The various sections of the exhibition are curated by renowned members of Cairo´s artist community, including artists Lara Baladi and Heba Farid, photographers Thomas Hartwell and Tarek Hefny, artist and activist Jasmina Metwaly, film maker Philip Rizk and journalists Rowan El Shimi and Alex Nunns. The project also explores the role of photographs in the context of digital networks and social media, which are often used to initiate, as well as globally document many of the protests. In doing so the exhibition addresses a whole new chapter in the history of photography.
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