Hope in EgyptAmidst crisis and confusion, the Egyptian people stand close together.February 14th, 2011
Coverage of the Revolution✤ Relied on graphic photos and videos that portray the situation in a more dramatized manner.✤ Situation is always volatile--peaceful one minute, bloody and grisly the next.✤ Violence gains viewers.
The Media & ViolenceAbove: Man reaches his bloody hand towardsthe camera, after a protest takes a violent turn.Top-right: Man is being carried away after getting hitin the eye by debris. Right: A riot policeman ﬁres tear gas at protesters.
The struggle for freedom &democracy. Murals inTahrir Square depictingrevolutionary scenes.
Different brothers, united.Christians protecting Muslims during their prayers.
The eyes “are windows to the soul because they can reveal much about inner emotions and thoughts of✤ Very vulnerable, panicky look in his eyes; instinctual.✤ Photo underexposed, contributes to the grim situation of the Egyptians when this photo was taken.✤ Chaos of the photograph: dark, blurry, threatened.
A Reassessment✤ When the focus is on the man on the right: there is a smile on his face, and a gleam in his eyes.✤ When the caption is read: “Christians protecting Muslims in their prayers.” -- A sense of solidarity is established. ✤ The holding of hands contributes to the unity that the image proposes.
A non-violent struggle. Protesters staging a sit-in, despite army orders to tear down encampments.
A camaraderie, despite politicalboundary. A protester and an ofﬁcer embrace after hearing the news that Mubarak has stepped down.
A New Era The once pro-Mubarak paper Al-Ahram daily ran a front page headline declaring "the people ousted the regime. The Egyptian youth forced Mubarak to leave. Egyptians have been celebrating until morning, with victory in the first popular revolution in their history"