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Cairo 2011


Elena Perlino

Just before the overthrowing of President Mubarak, in early 2011 Elena Perlino portrayed the everyday side of Cairo, depicting a metropolis suspended between beauty and decadence. "There was a feeling of anticipation, almost suspense late january, just before the main demonstration in Tahrir Square broke out. We saw truckloads full of young policemen in riot gear, checkpoints and metal detectors all over the place. Tension was increasing, people were more wary about being photographed. I’m not a conflict photographer so I didn’t do anything differently from how I normally would. I tried to describe the everyday side of the city, from the Islamic historic center to the Bourse Neighborhood, the residential areas of Zamalek, the Khan el Khalili bazaar as well as Garden City, Heliopolis, Downtown, Garbage City and the surreal City of the Dead". (Part of interview with Francesca Esposito)


 

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Cairo. Muslim girls dancing on a rented felucca.

Egypt - 24/10/2011

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CAIRO. View on El Dokki district from Cairo Sheraton Hotel

Egypt - 26/01/2011

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Cairo, the Great Pyramids at Giza. A few women visiting the Pyramids wearing hijab and burqa.

Egypt - 24/01/2011

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Cairo. Evening prayer along the Nile Corniche.

Egypt - 24/01/2011

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Cairo. Couple enjoying the vegetation in one of Cairo`s parks.

Egypt - 25/01/2011

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Cairo. Felucca rental service. A means of transport to escape the traffic and to cross the Nile.

Cairo, Egypt - 22/01/2011

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Cairo. Street scene. Woman with fuscia scarf crossing the street.

Egypt - 22/10/2011

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Cairo. Movie theatre in downtown Cairo

Egypt - 23/01/2011

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Cairo. Abou El Sid Restaurant, Maadi, Cairo. Women enjoying shisha.

Egypt - 24/01/2011

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Subway in Cairo. Mixed gender car.

Egypt - 24/01/2011

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Cairo. A family enjoys one of Cairo`s parks.

Egypt - 24/01/2011

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CAIRO...Egyptian women in hijab at the Giza Pyramids

Egypt - 21/01/2011

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Houseboat along the Nile. Kitkat district, looking at Zamalek.

Egypt - 23/10/2011

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Cairo. Tea seller on Qasr el-Nil Bridge.

Egypt - 22/10/2011

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Cairo. Disco/restaurant TAMARAI, in Nile City. It is considered between the best nightlife spots in Cairo.

Egypt - 27/01/2011

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Cairo. Couple enjoying the afternoon along the Nile Corniche.

Egypt - 22/10/2011

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Cairo. A man smoking shisha in Cairo cafe`.

Egypt - 23/10/2011

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Cairo. Women and men in El Dokki neighborhood.

Egypt - 24/01/2011

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Restaurant boat along the shore of Zamalek.

Egypt - 00/00/0000

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Cairo. Khan El Khallili Market at night.

Cairo, Egypt - 23/01/2011

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Cairo. Young Cairo entrepreneur.

Cairo, Egypt - 27/01/2011

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CAIRO. Egyptian women close by the Mohammed Ali Mosque.

Egypt - 23/01/2011

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Cairo. Traffic on Cairo street at night.

Egypt - 24/01/2011

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Cairo. Egyptian women in El Dokki neighborhood.

Egypt - 22/01/2011

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Cairo. View from the Sheraton Hotel

Cairo, Egypt - 23/01/2011

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Cairo. Kitkat Square. Cairo Jazz Club.

Cairo, Egypt - 21/10/2011

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Cairo. Panoramic view. La Zitadelle area.

Cairo, Egypt - 26/10/0211

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Cairo. View from rooftop terrace onto Nile.

Egypt - 22/01/2011

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Cairo_The Ministry buildings attacked and set on fire during the January riots. In the foreground girls dancing on boats hired out to groups of people who sail along the Nile.

Egypt - 24/10/2011

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Cairo. Egyptian guardian at the Mohammed Ali Mosque

Egypt - 25/01/2011

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Cairo. Kitkat Square area. Cairo's Imbaba district, stands opposite one of Cairo's richest neighborhoods, Zamalek. Woman on a boat.

Egypt - 23/10/2011

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Cairo. Qasr el-Nil Bridge is a popular spot for Egyptian couples. You can find vendors renting plastic chairs by the hour, to see the lights over Cairo city at night.

Cairo, Egypt - 25/01/2011

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Cairo. Tamarai club. Nightlife. Nostalgia night. Woman smoking a cigarette.

Egypt - 23/10/2011

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Garden City, Cairo. Couple on a motorbike.

Cairo, Egypt - 25/01/2011

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Cairo. Couple enjoying the vegetation in one of Cairo`s parks.

Egypt - 23/01/2011

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Cairo. Upscale nightlife.

Cairo, Egypt - 22/01/2011

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Cairo. Up-scale nightlife in Cairo .

Cairo, Egypt - 27/01/2011

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Cairo. `Just falafel` is a popular franchise fast-food chain in Cairo.

Egypt - 24/01/2011

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Cairo. Tamarai Disco/Restaurant. Between the top places to discover Egyptian nightlife.

Egypt - 24/01/2011

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Cairo. Rooftop swimming-pool.

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