Upekkha is Cairo-based artist Nermine Hammam’s post-examination of the Egyptian uprising-turned-revolution in Tahrir Square in 2011. Hammam took to the streets both on January 25th, the first day of the revolts, and then again on February 5th. She noticed not just the vulnerability of the young Egyptian soldiers but also the feeling that they wanted to be anywhere but there. Hammam’s images feel like postcards, transporting the soldiers to vibrant, utopian-like landscapes far from Cairo, while blending the real and unreal.
Hammam’s distinct works combine elements of photography, painting and digital manipultation.