Mahmoud Abou Zeid, better known as “Shawkan”

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Mahmoud Abou Zeid, better known as “Shawkan”

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Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016
“Photography is not a hobby for me. It’s a way of life,” wrote Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, better known as “Shawkan,” from the infamous Tora prison. Shawkan has been imprisoned since August 14, 2013, when he was arrested while covering the dispersal of a protest of ousted President Mohamed Morsi supporters, one of the most violent events in the country’s modern history. Shawkan, who was 25 years old at the time of his arrest, has now spent more than 1,000 days behind bars.
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