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"Girl in Islamic Hijab poses in a photo studio. 1987."

Egypt.

Ph: Abbas

AUGUST: Celebrating African Women

Photographs taken by Iranian photographer Abbas of women from all walks of life in Egypt, 1987.

Images include a bride and bridesmaids at a wedding, a shop assistant, clothes makers, a woman outside of the Mosque of Mohamad Ali in Cairo, Coptic Christina nuns, a woman walking in Alexandria, and two women outside of a storefront.

AUGUST: Celebrating African Women

Women students at the Department of Zoology in Cairo University, 1987.

© Abbas/Magnum Photos

AUGUST: Celebrating African Women

Black and white photographs taken of women at the at the Cairo College of Fine Arts in Zamalek, the Cairo College for Art Education, Cairo University, the Guezirey stadium, and at a museum in Cairo, in 1987, by Iranian photographer Abbas Attar.

AUGUST: Celebrating African Women

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EGYPT, Cairo : An Egyptian woman tries to stop a military bulldozer from hurting a wounded youth during clashes that broke out as Egyptian security forces moved in to disperse supporters of Egypt’s deposed president Mohamed Morsi in a huge protest camp near Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in eastern Cairo on August 14, 2013.

The operation began shortly after dawn when security forces surrounded the sprawling Rabaa al-Adawiya camp in east Cairo and a similar one at Al-Nahda square, in the centre of the capital, launching a long-threatened crackdown that left dozens dead. AFP PHOTO /MOHAMMED ABDEL MONEIM

Lessons from the Sidewalk: 1001 Street Chairs in Cairo is a forthcoming publication which explores the city of Cairo and its urban dynamics through the lens of an often overlooked and apparently banal object.
The recent expansion of Cairo has run parallel to a proliferation of consumer goods in its public spaces. Omnipresent street chairs are one of the city’s defining fixtures. 
 
Street chairs are typically the result of a creative process of “postproduction” based on an archive of chairs available to their owners. People working on the sidewalks carve for themselves zones of relative comfort by “pimping” their chairs with cartons and cushions. They redesign, making hybrid pieces in which disparate elements coexist in surprisingly harmonic and effective ways.
Some searching led me to this intriguing archive of street chairs taken all over Egypt’s capital city, from 2010, and the facebook page for this project has used Google maps to note the exact location that each of the chairs photographed was taken.
 
Not exactly sure who’s behind this initiative but the result is absolutely incredible.
 
The tumblr page can be found here.

fotojournalismus:

Today in Egypt — Morsi supporters and opponents rally

1. A girl waves the national flag as opponents of President Mohammed Morsi protest outside the defense ministry in Cairo on June 28, 2013. (Hassan Ammar/AP)

2. Anti-Mursi protesters carry a banner saying ”leave” while chanting anti-Mursi and anti-Muslim Brotherhood slogans in Tahrir Square in Cairo on June 28, 2013. (Asmaa Waguih/Reuters)

3. Anti-Mursi protesters chant slogans in Tahrir Square in Cairo on June 28, 2013. (Asmaa Waguih/Reuters)

4. An anti-Mursi protester uses his sandal to beat a crossed-out picture of President Mohamed Mursi during a protest in Tahrir Square in Cairo on June 28, 2013. (Asmaa Waguih/Reuters)

5. Anti-Mursi protesters carry a picture of President Mohamed Mursi and former president Hosni Mubarak as they protest in Tahrir Square in Cairo on June 28, 2013. (Asmaa Waguih/Reuters)

6. An anti-Mursi protester carrying her child chants slogans in Tahrir Square in Cairo on June 28, 2013. (Asmaa Waguih/Reuters)

7. An Egyptian diver holds a sign and a flag during a protest against President Mohamed Mursi underwater in Colored Canyon in Sharm el-Sheikh on June 28, 2013. (Reuters)

8. Members of the brotherhood and supporters of President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans during a protest around the Raba El-Adwyia mosque square in the suburb of Nasr City, Cairo on June 28, 2013. The sign reads, “happy new presidential year we hope to congratulate after the four years”. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

9. Supporters of Mohammed Morsi fill a public square outside the Rabia el-Adawiya Mosque in Cairo during a rally in Cairo on June 28, 2013. (AP)

10. A man waits at train stop in front of the presidential palace, days ahead of planned protests against the country’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo on June 28, 2013. Arabic reads, “leave, left, evacuation day” (Hassan Ammar/AP)

Court of El Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

1890.

Ludwig Deutsch.

Paintings of palace guards in Cairo, Egypt, by Austrian painter Ludwig Deutsch.

Paintings by Austrian artist Ludwig Deutsch (1855-1935).

I believe these paintings show images of life in Cairo, Egypt.

Click on the pictures for their dates and titles.

pepusinsummerland:

Cairo, Egypt 10

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cinekenya:

Events | TEN CITIES

Event in Nairobi are happening through April 2013

Ten Cities, is a global and culturally revelatory project that is documenting the social practice of going clubbing. It is the brainchild of Goethe-Institut Kenya in partnership with Adaptr and C/O Berlin. The project spans two continents, 10 countries and three disciplines (music, photography and writing).

The cities involved are Berlin, Bristol, Johannesburg, Cairo, Kiev, Lagos, Lisbon, Luanda, Nairobi and Naples. About 50 DJs, producers and musicians are teamed up therefore enabling them to produce music together and exchange their knowledge about the club scenes in their countries. Kenya’s popular Just A Band and Camp Mulla are taking part.

Read more.

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jardinboutanique:

Ivan Bilibin - Cairo 1921

Born in 1876 in Saint Petersburg, Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin was a Russian illustrator and stage designer. Bilibin is part of the ‘Art Nouveau’ artistic period. He died in 1942.

jardinboutanique:

Ivan Bilibin - Cairo 1921

Born in 1876 in Saint Petersburg, Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin was a Russian illustrator and stage designer. Bilibin is part of the ‘Art Nouveau’ artistic period. He died in 1942.

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