From the Editors
The Art of Narrating the Egyptian Revolution: An Interview with Alaa Awad
The paintings on the walls of Mohamed Mahmud Street have generated a great deal of attention in the past months. In an interview with Mona Abaza, artist Alaa Awad takes us through the journey of creating the impressive murals he painted on the walls of Mohammed Mahmud and the area surrounding the former Greek Campus of the American University in Cairo (AUC). Awad’s art narrates the Egyptian revolution through reviving the centuries old pharaonic tradition of murals. The video was filmed by Rudolf Thome.
Recent Posts by Mona
- The Dramaturgy of A Street Corner Jan 25 2013
- The Revolution's Barometer Jun 12 2012
- The Buraqs of "Tahrir" May 27 2012
- An Emerging Memorial Space? In Praise of Mohammed Mahmud Street Mar 10 2012
About the Photography Page
The photography page aims to provide a space for reflection on photography in its various forms and uses in the Middle East. We showcase the work of photographers active in the region and cultivate critical thinking about photographic practices, representations, and history. The page publishes photo essays, articles, interviews, reviews and more. It also provides information on photographic archives, agencies, and institutions, exhibits, events, and publications.