With a population of about 7.9 million, Cairo is the largest city in Africa and the Arab world and has been at the epicentre of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 and the Arab Spring 

Anwar, political cartoonist at Al Masry Al Youm newspaper

Bosho, street artist

Protesters on Tahrir Square

Evening protests, Mohamed Mahmoud street

Disconnected – cultural activists in Cairo

With the Muslim Brotherhood‘s regime not fulfilling the people‘s demands, two years after the Arab Spring, Egypts post-revolutionary cultural activists are facing increasing frustrations within a devided society and a blocked political system.

Egypt, May 2013 

Protesters on Mohamed Mahmoud street


Shennawy, cartoonist and founder of TokTok comic magazine

TokTok comic magazine

Shennawy working at home

Downtown Cairo

Metro Tahrir Square

Asmaa, artist and cultural activist at her father’s house


The Shores of the Nile with Maspero television building, housing the oldest state-run broadcasting organisation in the Arab world and Africa

The Mogamma, administrative governmental building on Tahrir Square and workplace of 18,000 Egyptian public servants

Metro Tahrir Square

Anwar, political cartoonist, Al Masry Al Youm newspaper office

Bosho at her studio

Mohamed Mahmoud street

Tank vs bike, street art by Ganzeer

Ahmed Naguib, a young activist shot dead in clashes by police in december 2012

Reem, graphic designer

Nile river

Downtown Cairo, early morning

Noran, art student

Building of the National Democratic party burnt during the Revolution

Street art with women's rights Graffiti

Raqib al Nassery, Rapper

Bosho at her studio

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