Journalism: Egypt Uprising: Portraits: #164Tahrir
"#164Tahrir" is a series of portraits taken on the night of the to-be presidential D-day. Althought, President Hosni Mubarak did not offered his resignation that evening, revolutionary spirit remained in full effect. As peaceful demonstrations continue across the capital, Egyptian youth proved to be more perseverant and more determined than ever.
After nearly three weeks of social mobilization, riots and street altercations, millions of Egyptians from all walks of life gather in and around Tahrir Square anticipating their president of 30 years to finally step down.
In this so-called media based revolution, subjects in this series were amongst other protesters regrouped at Tahrir #164, a so-called “facebook flat” where locals sympathetic to the revolution provide a safe haven for peaceful protests to recharge their cellular phones, uses the restrooms or just get some rest. Being present, I offered to take these soon-to be revolutionaries facebook book portraits..
Not knowingly, less than 24 hours later, Egypt would be free.
Kim Badawi 2011