Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Martyr Murals Project

A little while ago, I started this little street art initiative to paint murals of Egypt's fallen martyrs out on public streets. The goal is to, on one hand, honor the martyrs, and on another hand provide passers-by with a reminder of Egypt's struggle for freedom, democracy, and equality.

With the help of Ahmed Nadim, Ahmed Eid, Lissie Jaquette, Henriette Heisse, Mustafa El Gamal, Ahmed Hussein, Rodina G, Noha Hesham, Hannah Cooper, Islam safi, and others, two murals have been complete.

Seif Allah Mustafa, 16 years old, student

Islam Raafat, 18 years old (photo by Lissie Jaquette)

If you're on Twitter, you can follow updates on the project by following #martyrmurals. A little reportage of the second Martyr Mural, Islam Raafat's, was produced by Al Ahram Online's Simon Hannah, and can be viewed: here.



It must be noted that our struggle is far from over, which is exactly why we need these Martyr Murals now. Everywhere.

11 comments:

Ranwa Yehia said...

Amazing work. Please keep it going, all over the country and not only Cairo. Can you tell me where the second graffiti is? I know the first is on 26 July street, I was ecstatic when I discovered it :-)

Ganzeer said...

Hey Ranwa,

Thanks a lot for the support. The second one is in bab el louk (el es3af?). If you know the parking space in front of "maqha al horreya", you should be able to spot it. It's on one of the exterior walls of the public toilet associated with the parking space.

Hope you manage to get a good gander at it.

Rayya El Zein said...

Fantastic work!! Really bummed i didn't hear about this project while we were putting together this piece: http://issuu.com/arteeast/docs/shahadat_january25_final. Keep it up!

Peace and light,

--Rayya

Edward said...

Hey Man,

Been meaning to say for a while. Too bad we missed each other in Siwa. Inspiring work - keep it up!

Ed

Edward said...

Hey man,

Been meaning to catch up for a while, too bad we missed each other in Siwa. Inspiring work - keep it up!
Ed

sarah said...

very inspiring, i wish i could b part of it,, all the best

Ganzeer said...

Thanks a ton for the encouragement, y'all.

Anonymous said...

amazing work ! keep it up! I am doing my senior project on the post-revolution street art and was wondering if I can e-mail you sometime maybe to discuss some things about your work, i would really appreciate it! Thank you ! my e-mail is yasmine.akef@hotmail.com hope to hear from you.

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