Next Article in Journal
The Humanistic Value of Proverbs in Sociopolitical Discourse
Next Article in Special Issue
The Politics of Photobooks: From Brecht’s War Primer (1955) to Broomberg & Chanarin’s War Primer 2 (2011)
Previous Article in Journal
Transferential Memory Spaces in Gisela Heidenreich’s Das endlose Jahr
Previous Article in Special Issue
Iconography for the Age of Social Media
Open AccessFeature PaperArticle

Reconsidering the Image of the Blue Bra: Photography, Conflict, and Cultural Memory in the 2011–2013 Egyptian Uprising

History of Art and Visual Culture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 02903, USA
Humanities 2018, 7(1), 27; https://doi.org/10.3390/h7010027
Received: 20 December 2017 / Revised: 13 February 2018 / Accepted: 7 March 2018 / Published: 16 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pictures and Conflicts since 1945)
The role of photography and social media have been seen as pivotal to the Egyptian political uprisings of 2011 where icons of the revolution circulated widely, helped galvanize protesters, and documented key events against the backdrop of a rapidly shifting discourse of photojournalism. By examining the citizen-produced image of the ‘girl with the blue’ in its capacity to reflect the spatial-temporal dynamics of the revolution, to mediate complex social issues of gender and political visibility, and to contribute to the development of cultural memory role through contemporary street art, this essay uncovers the significance of an icon in the digital age. View Full-Text
Keywords: citizen-photojournalism; icon; photography; conflict; Egyptian revolution; girl with the blue bra; cultural memory citizen-photojournalism; icon; photography; conflict; Egyptian revolution; girl with the blue bra; cultural memory
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Linssen, D.H. Reconsidering the Image of the Blue Bra: Photography, Conflict, and Cultural Memory in the 2011–2013 Egyptian Uprising. Humanities 2018, 7, 27. https://doi.org/10.3390/h7010027

AMA Style

Linssen DH. Reconsidering the Image of the Blue Bra: Photography, Conflict, and Cultural Memory in the 2011–2013 Egyptian Uprising. Humanities. 2018; 7(1):27. https://doi.org/10.3390/h7010027

Chicago/Turabian Style

Linssen, Dalia H. 2018. "Reconsidering the Image of the Blue Bra: Photography, Conflict, and Cultural Memory in the 2011–2013 Egyptian Uprising" Humanities 7, no. 1: 27. https://doi.org/10.3390/h7010027

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop