Archiving a Revolution in the Digital Age, Archiving as an Act of Resistance | Ibraaz
Vox Populi: Tahrir Archives, a project by Lara Baladi
Archiving a Revolution in the Digital Age, Archiving as an Act of Resistance
From the very first day of the 2011 uprisings in Egypt that toppled president Mubarak, archiving played a central role. During the 18 days of the revolution in Tahrir square, photographing was an act of seeing and recording. Almost simultaneously, because a photograph is intrinsically an archival document, this act of resistance turned into act of archiving history as it unfolded.