In Pictures: Walls of Freedom documents Egyptian street art

In Pictures: Walls of Freedom documents Egyptian street art
No to stripping of people. Artist Bahia Shehab(Photo fromBahia Shehab, courtesy of Walls of Freedom)
Reclaiming Egyptian Identity  Mural in Kasr ElNil Street near Tahrir Square. A new collaboration between Ammar Abo Bakr, calligraphy by Sameh Ismail, sculptures by Alaa Abdel-Hamid. Poetry by Ahmed Aboul-Hassan.  It reads: “When I first opened my eyes, and before my mother knew me, they applied kohl in my eyes reaching my temples, so I can look like your statues”(Photo fromBasma Hamdy, courtesy of Walls of Freedom)
The “No Walls” campaign is an attempt by artists to create a tromp l’oeil effect on barrier walls constructed by the military to impede protesters. Artist Ammar Abou Bakr and team. (Photo from Munir Sayegh, courtesy of Walls of Freedom)
A mural showing artwork by Hanaa El Degham
(Photo by Hassan Ibrahim, DNE Archive)
A mural showing Tantawy/Mubarak. 
It reads “the one who delegates doesn’t die” to indicate that Mubarak is still in power even though he is in prison. Artist Omar Fathy.
(Photo from JoAnna Pollonais, courtesy of Walls of Freedom)
The mural then evolved to show Amr Moussa and Ahmed Shafiq
(Photo by Hassan Ibrahim, DNE Archive)
then one morning the walls were emptied of all images by the powers that were, showing clearly how graffiti is a momentary art form.
(Photo by Hassan Ibrahim, DNE Archive)
question: who will be the next Egyptian leader? Military hat represents possibility of coup? Artist Omar Fathy AKA Picasso.
(Photo from Basma Hamdy, courtesy of Walls of Freedom)
A barrier wall is painted with a smiley face, while the military tanks and officers are seen beyond it. Artist Zeft.
(Photo from Amru Salahuddien2, courtesy of Walls of Freedom)
Stencils are an intricate part of Egyptian graffiti, using simple images to send a powerful message.
(Photo by Hassan Ibrahim, DNE Archive
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Walls of Freedom, an upcoming book co-edited by Basma Hamdy and Don Karl, documents the rise of graffiti as a prominent platform for expression during the recent period in Egypt. The Daily News Egypt spoke to Hamdy about her work that chronicles this ever-changing art form, and the many projects and initiatives inspired by Egyptian demonstrators.

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