I’m Muhammad Taha, a street photographer as they call me, who started his life studying Foreign Trade Economics.
I’ve been working and applying in so many projects since I was in College. I graduated at 20 and applied for military service. I am now 24 and jobless for the last three months after working with a contracting company as an accountant, then a web-content manager in a publishing company.
Photography was a hobby until I bought a Digital Professional Camera and start shooting since January 25 earlier this year. My work and pictures have been showcased at various places since then. But, I don’t make of living from shooting the revolution, I dedicated it for every martyr I couldn’t help.
I’m doing some freelance work, like e-marketing, graphic designing, photo sessions, blogging, but there are no payments a regular basis.
We are a family of four which includes my dad, sister, and a brother. My dad is the only earning member of the family,he is a Consultant Engineer.
Few months ago one of the SCAF (Supreme Council of Armed Forces) members traveled to USA, and many reports claimed it was for allowing the army to use violence on protesters.
But the world media is not focusing on the reasons why these events are taking place as it
was doing during Mubarak’s last days; they are just reporting events, but not the full stories.
Many of my friends’ abroad saw what happened but they don’t understand why are we protesting today, or the game the SCAF played by hosting elections that will just allow Islamist Parties to win.
There is a war on our streets, and it seems that USA others were asked for permissions before doing so, and they agreed.
Fighting against Mubarak was much easier, you can just name two battles or clashes: January 28 (Anger Friday) and February 2(The Camel Battle). these apart there was no other violence, but these days we are fighting battles every few hours. Besides that fighting against your own army is so much harder (Physically and Morally.)
I’am unemployed, as Egypt is suffering the worst economic condition which are an outcome of several wrong decisions taken by the SCAF.
Also there are no banking policies in place as a result the country is losing on investments investments resulting in non stability. For example the Central Bank raised the interest ratio by 2%, which caused an increase in the savings Egyptians made in banks, and led to less loans and Stock Market fall.
I always think what if my Mom was alive, would she have stopped from going to Tahrir square or not?
It’s even difficult for me to make my father understand why I go to Tahrir, he always asks me to come back. When I step out he at times shouts, don’t leave home. He is always scared when I’m at Tahrir, but whenever I come back, he is always proud. He knows the evils that we suffered at the hands of the Mubarak Regime.
For us revolutionaries language is not a barrier, most of us bloggers and rebels do speak many languages. It was not a barrier in January 2011.
Right now we are not caring to show the world for there is lots of violence, but the media if can’t reach us physically can reach via web.