100
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100
artists
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essays
3
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‘Walls of Freedom’ is a powerful portrayal of the first three years of the Egyptian revolution that began on January 25, 2011.The story is told through striking images of art that transformed Egypt’s walls into a visual testimony of bravery and resistance. Created in close collaboration with artists on the frontlines of the battle, the book documents how they converted the streets into a dynamic newspaper of the people, providing a much needed alternative to the propaganda-fueled media. This comprehensive survey of iconic street art of the Egyptian revolution includes a chronicle of the day-to-day volatile political situation as it rapidly unfolded. ‘Walls of Freedom’ traces the revolutionary journey, from the early pinnacle of extraordinary hope and inspiration, to its decline into today’s violent Orwellian nightmare. Haunting images of key events captured by acclaimed photographers and activists set the stage for this political drama. Enriched with essays by artists and experts across many fields, Walls of Freedom contextualizes the graffiti in the historical, socio-political, and cultural backgrounds that have shaped this art of the revolution.Curated & edited by Basma Hamdy, Don Karl Foreword by Ahdaf Soueif Booker prize finalist, novelist, political & cultural commentator

Artists

Abdo El Amir, Abood, Adham Bakry, Ahmad Thabit, Ahmed Bedair, Ahmed Hefnawy, Ahmed Nour, Alaa Abd El Hamid, Alaa Awad, Alaa Zaghlul, Ali Khaled, Aliaa Al-Tayeb, Amir Rizk, Ammar Abo Bakr, Amr Ali, Amr Gamal, Andeel, Aya Tarek, Ayman ­Ramadan, Bahia Shehab, Chab, Charles Akl, Cleveland Brown Junior aka CBJ, Eanarche, Eiad Oraby, El Teneen, El Zeft, Eviano, Fajr Soliman, Freedom Painters, Fr3oon (Pharaoh), Ganzeer, George Azmy, Ghadir Wagdy, Hanaa El Degham, Hany ­Ghabriel, Hany Khaled, Hany Rashed, HeMa AllaGa, Hend Kheera, Hosny, Hossam, iAhmed, Kamal ­Mohamed aka Kilo, Kareem Lotfy, Karim Nour, Keizer, KG aka Dokhan, KIM, Layla, Luca Basel, Maghraffiti, Mahmoud Abdou, Mahmoud Hamdy, Mahmoud Magde, Mahmoud Tarik, Marwan Fayed, Marwan Shahin, MAS5OOT (Indignant), Mira Shihadeh, Mohamed Alaa aka MO AL, Mohamed Azazy, Mohamed Elmoshir, Mohamed Gaber, Mohamed Ismail, Mohammed Khaled, Mona Lisa Brigades, Mustafa El Husseiny, Nader Gerges, Naguib, Nas Underground, Nashar, Nazeer, Nazir Tanbouli, NeMo, NooNeswa, Omar Fathy aka Picasso, Omar Mostafa aka Oxist, Revolution Artists Union, Sad Panda, Saiko, Salma El Tarzi, Sameh Ismael, Shank, Shaza Khalid, S3D (Saad), Takatol El Fenoon (United Arts), Tefa, The Mozza, Walid Ebeid, Wensh, Yara Mekawei, Yaqeen Fouad, Yousif Bagato, Ziad Tareq Hassan, Zook and many more…

Photographers

Abdallah Ayman, Abdelrahman Elshamy, Abdo El Amir, Adham Bakry, Ahmad Abdalla, Ahmed Hassan, Ahmed Hayman, Ahmed Ragheb, Aida Elkashef, Ali Khaled, Ammar Abo Bakr, Amru Salahuddien, April 6 Youth Movement, Aya Tarek, Ayman Nassar, Aymann Ismail, Bahia Shehab, Basma Hamdy, Bassem Samir, Beshoy Fayez, Caram Kapp, Carmel Delshad, Chris Hondros, Christian Minke, Don Karl, El Teneen, El Zeft, ElKamoony, Emanuele Ira, Ester Meerman, Fatma Sabry, Fattema Al Eraqi, Florian Bigge, Fr3oon, Ganzeer, Gasser Eissa, Ghadir Wagdy, Gigi Ibrahim, Gregor Seagel, Haleem Elshaarani, Hanaa El Degham, Hany Khaled, Hasan Amin, Hashem Kelesh, Hassan Emad Hassan, HeMa AllaGa, Hossam el-Hamalawy, Jano Charbel, Jared Malsin, JoAnna Pollonais, Joel Sames, Joseph Gerges, Julia Tieke, Juliette Baudot, Kareem Lotfy, Karim Sorour, Keizer, Khaled Desouki, Kismet El Sayed, Layla, Lilian Wagdy, Luca Basel, Maggie Osama, Mahmoud Khaled, Mai Saad, Marco Longari, Mariam Soliman, Marsh Thyson, Mikala Hyldig Dal, MO AL, Mohamed Gaber, Mohamed Ismail, Mohammed Khaled, Monica Hanna, Mosa’ab Elshamy, Mostafa Sheshtawy, Moud Barthez, Munir Sayegh, Naguib, Nazeer, NeMo, Nour El Refai, Omar Rifaat, Pauline Beugnies, Ramy Raoof, Rana Jarbou, Robert Winter, Sahra Yassin, Sally Zohney, Sameh Abdel Mohsen, Sandro Vannini, Sara Carr, Sara Shady, Sara-Duana Meyer, Semmel Concerts, Sherif Azer, Tara Todras-Whitehill, Tarek Hefny, The Mozza, Ultras White Knights, Virginie Nguyen Hoang, Wensh, Zainab Mohamed (Zeinobia).

Essay & Text Contributors

Abood Artist/Activist
Ahmed Aboul Hassan Journalist/Activist
Aya Tarek Artist
Bahia Shehab Islamic Art Historian/Ted Fellow/Activist
Basma ElHusseiny Cultural Activist/Arts Manager
Caram Kapp Cultural Activist
Chad Elias Art Historian, York University
El Teneen Artist/Activist
El Zeft Artist/Activist
Ganzeer Artist/Designer/Activist
Mikala Hyldig Dal Researcher/Artist
NeMo Artist/Activist
Omar R. Hamilton Filmmaker/Activist
Rana Jarbou Artist/Writer
Sad Panda Artist/Activist
Sondos Shabayek Activist/Founder of Tahrir Monologues
Yasmin El Shazly Egyptologist