Exhibition: A Handful of Dust 7/6 to 3/9

“I will show you fear in a handful of dust” T.S. Eliot A friend sent me this Guardian article, where Sean O’Hagan  reviews the Whitechapel Gallery exhibition A Handful of Dust.  The Exhibition is meant to be a “speculative history of the 20th century, tracing a visual journey through the imagery of dust from aerial reconnaissance, […]

Stories in Bullet Holes

Originally posted on Losing Ground:
A Google search for ‘bullet holes’ returns a majority of results of stock photos, free images, and decals. They are weird apparitions, bullet holes in nothing: just black circles, with drawings of stripped paint around them, on monochrome (mostly white) backgrounds. Holes are lacks, dug or made in substances, yet…

Egypt’s 2016 in pictures- Shawkan’s Photography competition

This year Shawkan’s Photography competition included photojournalism and daily life pictures. MadaMasr published the short listed here , and they are really worth the browse. And the winners are announced on the competition’s Facebook page. Shawkan is a photojournalist who has been in prison since 2013, the competition aims to draw attention to his case. The […]

Cairo Tower and King Kong: Utopia, Nostalgia and Cairo’s archives of pictures

Just came came across the Sunduq El-Dunia interactive website, and fell in love with it.  Partly because what I feel as an archive-anxiety about the history and memory of the city; which is developing in a lot of uncomfortable ways into projects of branding, gentrifying and fetishising the city;  at the same time as access […]