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.