The Velvet Cell
Capturing Cairo between the overthrow of Morsi and Mubarak, Bialobrzeski’s images portray daily life in the Egyptian capital at a time of major urban, social and political upheaval and renewal.
“After just ten minutes of driving at a reasonable speed, the traffic comes to a standstill. I look for signs of the ‘Arab Spring’. Nothing. I notice, however, that people love to use their mobile phones while driving. Is this what Western media are calling the ‘Facebook Revolution’?”
Peter Bialobrzeski is a world-renowned photographer and the recipient of several awards including the prestigious “World Press Photo Award” in 2003 and 2010. He is also the author of over ten photobooks, including “Neon Tigers”, “Heimat”, “Lost in Transition” and “Paradise Now”.
The Velvet Cell is a Japanese independent publishing house, interested in modernity, urbanity and social structure.