Cairos - Portraits
Photographs and text by Arnaud du Boistesselin
Photoreport on the city of Cairo after 9/11.
35 black and white photographs, 30x30 cm (11.8x11.8 in).
Printed on Epson Canson Museum paper
50 x 50 cm (20x20 in) frames
For a few months, I had been noticing a sort of gap between what I was seeing everyday in the streets and what was shown in books, magazines and on TV... This representation followed a certain image that had nothing to do with reality. A cultural gap and a filter, created to preserve a certain image, based on a stereotype of Middle Eastern culture that is omnipresent and always renewed.