Magnum photographer Bieke Depoorter travelled to Egypt regularly since the beginning of the revolution in 2011, taking intimate pictures of Egyptian families in their homes. In 2017, she revisited the country with the first draft of this book, inviting others to write comments directly onto the photographs. Contrasting views on country, religion, society and photography arise between people who would otherwise never cross paths.
The included booklet features all of the handwritten notes in the original Arabic with their English translations.
About the Contributors
Bieke Depoorter joined Magnum Photos at the age of 25, becoming a full member in 2016. She has won several awards for her documentary projects, including the Magnum Expression Award in 2009.
Ruth Vandewalle is a Belgian journalist and correspondent who has been working with Bieke Depoorter since 2011.
About the Publishers
Created in 1952 by photographers and writers as “common ground for the advancement of photography,” Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, is a multi-platform publisher and centre for the photo community, connecting with its audiences in print, in person and online through the most inspiring work and the sharpest ideas.
Founded in 2011, Hannibal is an imprint of Cannibal Publishers. Under this banner, quality, illustrated books are published on history, photography, fashion, fine arts and culture. Books by Cannibal and Hannibal Publishing are published and distributed worldwide.