Tahrir is not just a square but the heart of a city that every day hosts more than thirty-six million souls. That square is the meeting point of Egyptian protesters who struggle to be recognized now, especially after the recent elections. People who voted for Shafiq, the Mubarak-era minister, said “yes” in the second round of election to the Salafi-Brotherhood constitution. On the other side, the revolutionaries, who voted for Morsi with the second ballot, curse that choice which transformed Tahrir from the hotbed of the Egyptian revolution into a hideout for Feloull, the faithful followers of Mubarak’s regime, also accused of being paid to create disorders. Everything changed and everything is the same.
Made in China—but then what? Step inside the world's largest small commodity market, where endless stalls overflow with the near infinite cheap, plastic goods that surround us in our daily lives.
This masterfully constructed photobook both pierces our childhood fantasy of the cowboy and reveals a more nuanced, complex, beautiful contemporary reality.
LensCulture presents an in-depth visual report of the intense but short civil uprising in Kiev that toppled the government within a few days — 105 black-and-white photographs by award-winning photojournalist Alfred Yaghobzadeh. This is the second of a 2-part photo-essay.