Documenting the protests: Photos help visualize a movement

Photos of the protests

Protesters stand in front of the Syrian embassy in Cairo with flags and posters. Photo courtesy of Purephoto and Hossam el-Hamalawy.

Purephoto is a website that allows users to showcase and share their photos. Photographer Hossam el-Hamalawy has been documenting and sharing the protests in Syria. He also has several photo collections on the site from Tahrir Square and the protests in Egypt.

el-Hamalawy is a journalist, blogger and photographer based in Cairo.


About Marlena Chertock

Marlena Chertock has two books of poetry, Crumb-sized (Unnamed Press, 2017) and On that one-way trip to Mars (Bottlecap Press, 2016). Her poetry and prose has appeared or is forthcoming in Breath & Shadow, The Deaf Poets Society, Paper Darts, and Wordgathering. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Marketplace, Electrical Contractor Magazine, and WTOP.
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