Tuesday 3 January 2012

Epic Egyptian 1

The imagery from the Egyptian Revolution and subsequent protests have been simply beyond remarkable, beyond inspiring. Certain images have gained an historical and iconic status, while others have somehow slid under the radar, either overshadowed by more featured imagery, or simply lost in the massive flow of photography from the never ending events in Egypt and the Arab world.

It is what that thought that I am starting a new blog series, one that I have been toying with in my mind for quite a while. In the same line of Epic Libyan, I am starting the "Epic Egyptian". Generally, a series of photographs that represent exactly just that: An Epic Egyptian. Each post will typically contain 1-3 images, with this inaugural one the more populous exception, and I am beginning now with perhaps some of the most iconic photographs that inspired me the entire idea. If you think of any pictures that I should feature, please send them to me via Twitter or through a comment on this blogpost or any Epic Egyptian blogpost. Enjoy!

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And read the disclaimer at the end!

Priceless take. Another protester throwing a teargas canister away.

One of the most iconic images from the revolution. Period.

A picture that served as inspiration for many women in particular, many Egyptians in general.

January 28th. What a day.

No description needed.

Even through a revolution, you should always take time to relax and read.

February 11th. Famous image. Protester climbs tank, raises flag in celebration of victory.

Egyptian Protesters get high on teargas. Literally.

Perhaps the most famous Epic Egyptian out there.

Protester throwing teargas canister away.

In Tahrir, you need to improvise to protect yourself.

Protester on January 28th raising Egyptian flag despite being attacked by a water cannon.

One of the most iconic images from the revolution.

Disclaimer: These pictures are in no way a call for people to put themselves needlessly in harms way, nor are they a call to violence of any kind. They are only a celebration of people who reacted with courage when they absolutely had to. You can find the rest of the Epic Egyptian posts by clicking on the label "Epic Egyptian".

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