Cairo’s Satellite Cities are an experiment in population redistribution and Cairene’s move out to the new suburbs. Sara Topol is writing the story of how as Egypt’s population burgeons and Cairo declines, wealthy Egyptians have taken to the suburbs, where American-esque comforts abound. The new satellite cities offer their own complete inclusive worlds– housing developments [...]
On my latest assignment I followed a few of the main characters in the recently released Microphone film. Mirophone (Arabic: ميكروفون) is a 2010 Egyptian independent film by Ahmad Abdalla about the underground art scene of the city of Alexandria, Egypt. Microphone is Ahmad Abdalla’s second feature film, following Heliopolis. It is one of those [...]
A group of about 50 youth are organizing around parkour in the suburbs of Cairo. Parkour migrated to Egypt without direct contact but through iconic movies such as District 13 and homemade YouTube video. Inside Cairo the traceurs must negotiate permision with bowabs and dodge constant traffic so their best location is an abandoned government [...]
Here are some more photos from the first day of photographing parkour in Egypt.
These are photos of an escape attempt, a release, a rebellion. In the end it will be photos of life alone and from afar. Small groups of youth practice Parkour, a physical discipline where participants attempting to negotiate obstacles in the most efficient way possible. The practice recently became popular in Europe around 2004 and started [...]