My Revolution Diaries

May 16, 2011 - Jun 15, 2011

An exhibition with documentary photography by young Egyptian artists from the recent demonstrations in Egypt.The event has been organized in cooperation with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Arts Center…

Photo by Mohamed Nafea

The Hellenic American Union, in cooperation with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Arts Center, presents the photography exhibition My Revolution Diaries.

In the eighteen days that elapsed from the “Day of Revolt” on January 25th until February 11, 2011, the world watched as tens of thousands of Egyptians gathered in Cairo’s Tachrir Square and in other Egyptian cities to protest against the difficult conditions prevailing in their country. These demonstrations, which were unprecedented in the history of the country and which the Egyptians themselves lived and have termed a revolution, led to the downfall of the thirty-year regime. Young Egyptians, including many artists, were at the forefront of the demonstrations.

The exhibition My Revolution Diaries, presented for the first time outside Egypt, hosts photographs that document the events before, during and after the protests in Egypt. Forty-three young Egyptian artists capture Egypt’s historical demonstrations as they experienced them.

Participating photographers: 

Raafat Abdallah, Nagwa Abdel Hamid, Asmaa Abdelatif, Mohsen Abdelfattah, Wessam Abdrabo, Mohamed Aboklela, Magdy Mahmoud Ahmed, Mohamed Fawzy Ali, Mohamed Wefky Askar, Ahmed Attia, Abd El Rahman Badr, Heba El Begawi, Abdallah Dawestashy, Ahmed El Kousy, Hadeer El Masry, Fakhr El Sanhoury, Rania El Sayed, Bassem Samir El Shaar, Manal El Sheikh, Ahmed Elmahalawy, Hagar Eltonsy, Ayman Emara, Bassel Emara, Abdel Wahab Essam, Dina Khaled Fahmy, Iman Fouad, Mohamed Hesham, Hassan Kadry, Ahmed Rafik Khalil, Ayman Lotfy, Wessam Maher, Ahmed Yousry Mahfouz, Tarek Makroum, Yara Mekawei, Ahmed Ismail Meligy, Nagia Moharram, Mohamed Nafea, Mohamed Orikat, Taymour Senbel, Doaa Shaarawy, Eman Shokry, Ahmed Waddah, Mahmoud Yakout

Information

Organizer Hellenic American Union, Bibliotheca Alexandrina Arts Center
Venue Hellenic American Union Galleries
Start Date 16/05/2011
End Date 15/06/2011
Opening Monday, May 16, 2011, 20:30
Gallery Hours/Duration Monday-Friday: 12:00-21:00, Saturday: 10:30-14:30, closed on Sunday
Type Exhibition
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free

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  • May 16, 2011 - Jun 15, 2011
    The Rebirth of a Nation
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