Salute to the Martyrs
Cairo, EG

After the fall of Mubarak in February 2011, a spokesperson for the Egyptian Armed Forces saluted the martyrs on public television. In the months that followed, however, as the Egyptian military’s approach in ensuring the country’s transition from dictatorship to democracy proved to be a farce, Egyptians continued to protest and stage public sit-ins. These actions were met by violence from the Egyptian military, causing more casualties among the country’s unarmed populace.

Pictured here is my reaction to these unfolding events: a set of posters that were plastered across the city. The text reads “salute to the martyrs”.