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Magnum photographer Bieke Depoorter has traveled to Egypt regularly since the beginning of the Egyptian Revolution in 2011. When permitted, she stayed overnight in the homes of Egyptian civilians and families, documenting their lives with an intimacy rarely offered to a stranger. Depoorter aimed to examine the impact that political events were having on individuals by portraying them in their homes—the only spaces not occupied by the riots—where an illusion of normalcy was evident. She continued her project by constructing a book dummy and revisiting the country, asking those she met to annotate and comment on the images themselves. The included booklet features all of the handwritten notes in the original Arabic as well as the English translations. As it may be captures a rare and candid dialogue between photographer and subject, and depicts a population in transition with integrity, commitment, and respect.
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Ruth Vandewalle
Street Date: February 1, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-60-0374