COMPETITION GALLERY

 

Harry Mitchell

Men gather on a rooftop overlooking Tahrir Square during a large friday demonstration, in which more than 100,000 people gathered to demonstrate against the incumbent military junta. Cairo, April, 2012

Course: BA Photography, University of Brighton

Egypt has weathered two complex and chaotic years. Fraught with frequent violence and street protests, Cairo has become the main stage on which the country‘s political fortunes have played out. These photographs were made during the spring of 2012. They reflect the temporary calm that the city experienced during the run up to the presidential elections, whilst heady hopes for the revolution’s ideals still flourished and Egypt’s current president, Mohamed Morsi, was no more than a fringe figure. Many were made far from the news-centric nucleus of Tahrir Square, in the dusty suburbs and amongst neglected suburban developments, cloaked in Cairo’s characteristic polluted shroud.

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A woman checks her blackberry in the street outside Maspero, the headquarters of state television and radio. Cairo, April, 2012

Course: BA Photography, University of Brighton

Egypt has weathered two complex and chaotic years. Fraught with frequent violence and street protests, Cairo has become the main stage on which the country‘s political fortunes have played out. These photographs were made during the spring of 2012. They reflect the temporary calm that the city experienced during the run up to the presidential elections, whilst heady hopes for the revolution’s ideals still flourished and Egypt’s current president, Mohamed Morsi, was no more than a fringe figure. Many were made far from the news-centric nucleus of Tahrir Square, in the dusty suburbs and amongst neglected suburban developments, cloaked in Cairo’s characteristic polluted shroud.

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Posters in the street, under the 6 October bridge that crosses the Nile. Cairo, April, 2012

Course: BA Photography, University of Brighton

Egypt has weathered two complex and chaotic years. Fraught with frequent violence and street protests, Cairo has become the main stage on which the country‘s political fortunes have played out. These photographs were made during the spring of 2012. They reflect the temporary calm that the city experienced during the run up to the presidential elections, whilst heady hopes for the revolution’s ideals still flourished and Egypt’s current president, Mohamed Morsi, was no more than a fringe figure. Many were made far from the news-centric nucleus of Tahrir Square, in the dusty suburbs and amongst neglected suburban developments, cloaked in Cairo’s characteristic polluted shroud.

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Breakfast with Mohamed at his apartment in Giza. Mohamed is a young man who participated in the initial protests of January 2011, but is now unsure where his political loyalties lie. Cairo, April, 2012

Course: BA Photography, University of Brighton

Egypt has weathered two complex and chaotic years. Fraught with frequent violence and street protests, Cairo has become the main stage on which the country‘s political fortunes have played out. These photographs were made during the spring of 2012. They reflect the temporary calm that the city experienced during the run up to the presidential elections, whilst heady hopes for the revolution’s ideals still flourished and Egypt’s current president, Mohamed Morsi, was no more than a fringe figure. Many were made far from the news-centric nucleus of Tahrir Square, in the dusty suburbs and amongst neglected suburban developments, cloaked in Cairo’s characteristic polluted shroud.

www.harry-mitchell.com


Boys play atop an unfinished building development next to the Coptic Christian monastery in Muqattam. Cairo, April, 2012

Course: BA Photography, University of Brighton

Egypt has weathered two complex and chaotic years. Fraught with frequent violence and street protests, Cairo has become the main stage on which the country‘s political fortunes have played out. These photographs were made during the spring of 2012. They reflect the temporary calm that the city experienced during the run up to the presidential elections, whilst heady hopes for the revolution’s ideals still flourished and Egypt’s current president, Mohamed Morsi, was no more than a fringe figure. Many were made far from the news-centric nucleus of Tahrir Square, in the dusty suburbs and amongst neglected suburban developments, cloaked in Cairo’s characteristic polluted shroud.

www.harry-mitchell.com


Crowds gather in Tahrir Square during a large friday demonstration after morning prayers. Various political groups and revolutionary movements set up stages; their members mostly coexisting peacefully alongside one another. Cairo, April, 2012

Course: BA Photography, University of Brighton

Egypt has weathered two complex and chaotic years. Fraught with frequent violence and street protests, Cairo has become the main stage on which the country‘s political fortunes have played out. These photographs were made during the spring of 2012. They reflect the temporary calm that the city experienced during the run up to the presidential elections, whilst heady hopes for the revolution’s ideals still flourished and Egypt’s current president, Mohamed Morsi, was no more than a fringe figure. Many were made far from the news-centric nucleus of Tahrir Square, in the dusty suburbs and amongst neglected suburban developments, cloaked in Cairo’s characteristic polluted shroud.

www.harry-mitchell.com


A man prays at an altar in a monastery in the Coptic neighbourhood of Abbasiya. A week later, there were clashes in the area between security forces and protestors that killed at least 11 people. Cairo, April, 2012

Course: BA Photography, University of Brighton

Egypt has weathered two complex and chaotic years. Fraught with frequent violence and street protests, Cairo has become the main stage on which the country‘s political fortunes have played out. These photographs were made during the spring of 2012. They reflect the temporary calm that the city experienced during the run up to the presidential elections, whilst heady hopes for the revolution’s ideals still flourished and Egypt’s current president, Mohamed Morsi, was no more than a fringe figure. Many were made far from the news-centric nucleus of Tahrir Square, in the dusty suburbs and amongst neglected suburban developments, cloaked in Cairo’s characteristic polluted shroud.

www.harry-mitchell.com


A street kid peers through a gap in the window of a Pizza Hut, mostly frequented by wealthy Egyptians and the occasional tourist. Cairo, April, 2012

Course: BA Photography, University of Brighton

Egypt has weathered two complex and chaotic years. Fraught with frequent violence and street protests, Cairo has become the main stage on which the country‘s political fortunes have played out. These photographs were made during the spring of 2012. They reflect the temporary calm that the city experienced during the run up to the presidential elections, whilst heady hopes for the revolution’s ideals still flourished and Egypt’s current president, Mohamed Morsi, was no more than a fringe figure. Many were made far from the news-centric nucleus of Tahrir Square, in the dusty suburbs and amongst neglected suburban developments, cloaked in Cairo’s characteristic polluted shroud.

www.harry-mitchell.com


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