Cairo. Open City examines the roles that images are playing in the ongoing Egyptian revolution, from the outbreak of the Arab Spring through to the present. The book includes a variety of approaches to the time-based media of photography and video, from the works of photo journalists and recordings by activists and “citizen journalists”, to documents collected by different artists. The different chapters generate a dialogue between the images – cover images from newspapers stand alongside photo galleries from blogs, iconic pictures alongside unknown images of people on the streets, images of martyrs alongside long-term documentary projects. This volume was released the occasion of the exhibition in the Museum for Photography Braunschweig and collects essays from young Cairo-based authors.
232 pages, German/English/Arabic, sewn paperback, Spector Books (Leipzig).