Egypt and its street-art

IMG_0146Since the Egyptian revolution in 2011, street-art – previously inexistent – has become people’s way to express themselves. Slogans, political stands, outrages… are painted on the walls everywhere. In a country where the large majority still live under very poor conditions, many being illiterate, censorship prevailing with tortures and jail for political activists and critics, corruption is rampant and the situation for women and minorities is one of the world’s worse places, art is a way to escape and to express discontent.IMG_0136 IMG_0150IMG_0148IMG_0141IMG_0140IMG_0138IMG_0137IMG_0139IMG_0147IMG_0149










































Anne Edelstam, Cairo

About Anne

Swedish journalist, photographer, editor and writer. Based in Paris, France.