Egypt Young Revolutionaries
The year 2011 will be remembered as the year of the first revolution in Egypt: first because, unlike during the 1952’s revolution, commanded by the army general Nasser, it has been driven by the youth of the country. Egypt’s gigantic security system, built with repression and torture over 30 years of regime, crumbled under the protests of the largest portion of the population, represented by people under 30 years of age.
After years of intense activism through the new channels of communication such as twitter and facebook these strong groups were able to organise themselves in the main Tahrir square, a place that since that day, the 25th of January, has represented a symbol of freedom and will for the whole Arab world. No one could have imagined the results of those days of protests. Their strength was built by their union.
This project is composed by a series of portraits of some of the young representatives of this revolution, together with few of the places that were presumably used by the police during those days of clashes for violence and torture against them. Many of the subjects portrayed are members of the new political parties preparing for the upcoming parliament elections, the first free elections the country has ever seen. Each one of them has been asked to be photographed in some place in the city of Cairo that symbolizes his/her desire for change and progress in Egypt.