About Khaled Sayed


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A photo essay about the four days of protest that forced the Egyptian military to remove the Islamist Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi. "Witnessing the largest protest I have ever seen, I was compelled to capture the people's excitement and participation. In a country so deeply divided after the initial uprising in 2011, people put aside their differences and took to the street to call on Morsi to resign." - Khaled Sayed According to statistics published by Google Earth, this protest was the largest single gathering in human history.

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Al Tannoura Troupe is one of the Egyptian folk troupes, established in 1988 by the General Organization Responsible for Cultural Palaces in the Egyptian Ministry of Culture. The group is based in the the old Fatmie capital of Cairo, specifically at Wekalet El-Ghouri. These dancers are not professionally trained but have rather inherited this art spontaneously from their forefathers. Rababa, Salamia, flute, drums, tambourines and sanjes are among the musical instruments that usually accompany the troupe’s performance.

Khaled Sayed, acclaimed photographer and documentary filmmaker, has put together a custom curated collection of photographs he personally took while strolling in old Cairo in 2013. The book is an amazing exploration of this small section in Cairo, which Sayed has visited many times over the years, examining the architecture and learning the history. He decided to include in this book an essay he wrote about the hidden-in-plain-sight treasure in the heart of this bustling modern city. This book explores some of Cairo’s richest and most ancient Islamic constructions, and would be a wonderful gift for anyone who appreciates religious architecture. The photography in this book presents Cairo's Islamic past as it is revealed through an intricate patterns of shapes, textures, and colors. The 191 colored photographs in this volume take you on a tour into a history-rich street called Al-Moezz. This same street has survived for centuries through different dynasties, and through both peace and war. On this one street you will discover a mixture of architectural styles from the medieval times of the Fatimid to the Abbasid, Byzantine, and Coptic eras.

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