Exposing the Lives of Egyptian Families

Egyptian Streets

Cairo, June 2012. Credit: Bieke Depoorter / Magnum Photos Cairo, June 2012. Credit: Bieke Depoorter/Magnum Photos

By Mohamed Khairat, Editor-in-Chief, EgyptianStreets.com

While many have strayed away from Egypt since the 2011 revolution, Bieke Depoorter found herself spending nights at the homes of Egyptians and exploring their lives behind the walls.

Despite knowing no Arabic, Bieke, 27, has successfully managed to spend the night at the homes of multiple families, earning their trust and photographing their lives and intimate moments.

“I work with Ruth Vandewalle. We both travel together to try to find the trust of people and a place for the night,” explains Bieke who is a member of Magnum Photos. “We just ask people meet in the streets. If I am welcomed by the family into their homes, Ruth [who speaks Arabic] leaves and I spend the night by myself [with the family].”

Cairo, March 2012. Credit: Bieke Depoorter/Magnum Photos Cairo, March 2012. Credit: Bieke Depoorter/Magnum Photos

Cairo 2012. Credit: Bieke Depoorter. Cairo 2012. Credit: Bieke Depoorter/Magnum…

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