In Egypt the aftermath of a bloody summer is still palpable. In the southern city of Minya, the blackened church spires contrast a group of demonstrators holding yellow balloons: Morsi supporters are demanding that their president rule once again.

The army enforces a strict curfew across the country. Whoever wants to go out after midnight has to find a way through the checkpoints. TV stations are talking about the US and about foreign media - "liars from the sty of the Muslim Brotherhood", the logo in the upper left corner clarifies what it's all about: "Egypt fights terrorism".

While the national paranoia is fueled by the media, Bieke Depoorter and Ruth Vandewalle are travelling through the country. In packed microbuses they travel from Minya to the oasis of Fayoum and beyond to the Nile Delta.

This is a follow-up project of Caïropolis.

Team members

Bieke Depoorter

Bieke Depoorter (°1986) completed her Master in Photography at the Kask in Gent (Belgium) in 2009. 

Ruth Vandewalle

Ruth Vandewalle is a Belgian freelance correspondent in Egypt who mainly works for Dutch and Belgian TV, radio and written press.

Ruth Vandewalle
A working grant of € 4,110 allocated on 8/11/2013.



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