Emine Gozde Sevim
Embed in Egypt – A Story without a Beginning
Sizes 19 x 24,5 cm
Pages 144p | English edition
Publisher Kehrer | 2015
A prolonged, personal memory of Egypt, caught in the midst of a historical transition.
As tensions continue to rise in the aftermath of Mubarak’s fall and protests and violence remain in the streets, Embed in Egypt tells the story of the parallel reality of everyday life, manifested in personal moments.
Covering a period between 2011-2013, the series in black and white is a reconstruction of a prolonged personal memory about a place in the midst of a historical transition and the dynamic human story within, depicting an evolving, complex and non-linear reality, expressed in the language of a photographic diary.
Emine Gozde Sevim (b.1985) is a New York-based, Istanbul-born photographer. Educated at Bard College in New York’s Hudson Valley, Sevim has dedicated the last seven years to creating an alternative visual narrative in the context of post 9/11 era. As part of her comprehensive project in the region, she documented provincial daily realities in Afghanistan (2007) and Israel and the West Bank (2010), in Egypt (2011-2013), and in Turkey (2013-ongoing). She is a grantee of the 2015 Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund and represented by the Doha/Dubai based gallery East-Wing.
'Through the depiction of her particular experience in Egypt, Sevim invites us all to a universal account of the human condition in our times. She reveals the limits of our collective understanding, and therefore of our collective memory, about a time of global importance and its effects on everyday life, which continues parallel to what we think we know.' (L'Oeil de la Photographie / The Eye of Photography)