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Breakfast with Mada: Mosaab Elshamy on Rabea, photography and memory

Breakfast with Mada: Mosaab Elshamy on Rabea, photography and memory

By: Lina Attalah Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 14:42 In her seminal work On Photography, Susan Sontag spoke of making photographs as an event in and of itself, which, simultaneously with the events they capture, work on creating “a tiny element of another world: the image world that bids to outlast us all.” Mosaab Elshamy, a photojournalist trained as a pharmacist, provided an indelible photographic document of the dispersal of the Rabea al-Adaweya sit-in on August 14, 2013.
On August 14, a belated obituary for Bassem Mohsen

On August 14, a belated obituary for Bassem Mohsen

Philip Rizk Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 18:33 I met Bassem Mohsen for a few moments in July 2013. He was upbeat and hopeful that the army had taken hold of power from the Muslim Brotherhood. I remember being surprised by his quick optimism. He believed that these generals were different than those who had ruled during the period of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, following former President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster.