About the Book:
Three years of hope, confusion and frustration since the Egyptian uprising in 2011. Continuous rounds of hope turned into frustration and frustration into hope with every president taking his first steps inside the presidential palace. The intensity of such events have probably passed without much attention by millions of hard-working Egyptians who were busy earning a living, but for me as a photographer, I have been in the heart of such change. I have documented the most radical and influential events during those years. The 2011 uprising against Mubarak, the fall of the old dictator, the SCAF governs control of the country, Morsy, the first elected president in Egypt's history. However, the situation remains as it was or is maybe even worse. Every time I look back at these pictures, I recall vividly every detail in my head. With a mix of hope, frustration, sadness and joy, strength and weakness, Stations records Egyptian history between four rulers from 2011 till 2014.
Stations is part of a project called Photobook Egypt. Photobook Egypt is a powerful series of photography books; each dedicated to a theme or a project photographed and narrated by remarkable Egyptian and regional photographers (whether emerging or established) and illustrated and published by Photopia Cairo. It is a series of wonderful picture books that reflect the power of the region's photographers and their ability to recount facts and hopes through their lens. It is an ongoing project of enjoyable and visually rich photography that proudly represents Egypt's and the region's prominent photographers. Collecting them would be like owning a small part of Egypt on your bookshelf.
About the Photographer:
Mahmoud Khaled was born in 1988. He started learning photography in April 2010 and has since worked for various Egyptian newspapers. He also worked as a stringer for Agence France-Presse. His main focus is news and street photography. Mahmoud's work has earned him many several national & international awards, including the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate, National Geographic Magazine (Egypt) 2012 on Egyptian Revolution Award and Sharjah Prize for Photography Press Photo Department.
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