Through the Lens: Taher Ghallab

Just in case you haven't seen, heard or read the news lately, protesters have basically taken over the streets of Egypt calling for the removal of President Hosni Mubarak who has been in power for 30 years! Nine hours behind the wheel this weekend meant that my time with NPR was mostly spent learning about and keeping up with everything that is currently going on.

But, as you know, this is hardly a politic blog, rather one that continuously aims to showcase another side of Africa and what is portrayed in the news media. In this case, you have seen a gazillion images of rioters, looters, prayers, etc. throughout the streets of Egypt over the past week. Today you can find a little respite from that with these images by Egyptian photographer, architect, and soon-to-be entrepreneur Taher Ghallab. I love how Ghallab uses light and shadows to show an interesting reflection of his subjects. The last image is a particular favorite of mine....

{Photos: Taher Ghallab}

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