Egypt Street Sellers
Softcover – 48 pp
20 cm x 20 cm
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Layers and layers of grand history, epochs and movements in the region ironically culminate – or are reduced to – a colourful trivial chaos of cheap street merchandising. In search of Egypt William Stewart’s camera is fascinated by and drawn into the inescapable world of Egypt street sellers.
Selling trivia and often cheap souvenirs this world is emblematic of the country’s disconnected relationship with its culturally proud past. The camera captures a sense of looking in on an alien culture, as the sense of continuity from the country’s past is gone.