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An Unfulfilled Dream

An Unfulfilled Dream

Six years have passed since the beginning of the popular political movement in Yemen in 2011, followed by numerous developments which resulted into a war that broke out in 2015. 

For the first time I will publish these images of those individuals who actively took part in the "Change Square" in Yemen 2011.

I will never forget the terrible scenes I witnessed of the peaceful and unarmed protesters who had gone bare-chested only to be faced with violence and gunfire of the Security Forces. I still remember the early days of the movement and my visits to the "Change Square". I remember being surprised and stricken by the diversity and number of people who shared nothing in common one unified dream for a better future

These images are of people whom personally I don't know, and I don't assume them to be public figures. These are the faces that were present in the land and though they were captured by cameras, yet absent in the memory of events. 

I capture myself pondering, going over their images again after six years, what has become of them? Are they still alive? I wonder if their resilience spirit is still raged? How have their lives changed? Are there any endings to their stories?


           حُلم لم يكتمل      

بعد ست سنوات من الحراك الشعبي في اليمن الذي تبعته الكثير من التطورات والاحداث اخرها هي الحرب الدائرة هناك حتى اللحظة استحضر هذه الصور التي انشرها اول مرة عن اولئك الذين كانوا جزئا من ساحة التغيير في اليمن في العام ٢٠١١.  

بالنسبة لي كان مشهد المتظاهرين البسطاء وهم يخرجون عزلا امام القوات الامنية التي كانت تقابلهم غالبا بالعنف والرصاص مشهدا رهيبا جدا. ما زلت اتذكر الايام الاولى التي زرت فيها ساحة التغيير وصدمتي بالاعداد الاتي خرجت تلقائيا في البداية وبالتنوع الكبير في تلك الوجوه والتي لم يجمعها سوى احلام مشتركة ..    

 هذه الصور لوجوه اشخاص غير مشهورين وغير معروفين علي المستوى العام او الشخصي بالنسبة لي على الاقل. وجوه كانت حاضره على الارض مغيبه في ذاكرة الاحداث حتى وان التقطت صورها عدسات الكاميرات.

اتسائل الان وانا ارى صورهم مجددا بعد اكثر من ست سنوات عن مالذي حدث لهم ياترى؟ هل مازال الجميع على قيد الحياة؟ كيف يبدون الان بعد هذه السنوات القاسيه من الحرب؟ كيف صارت حياتهم الان ومابقية حكاياتهم؟      


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18 March 2011

Here I'm sharing some of the photos that I witnessed in 18 March 2011. I really can't write much about this tribble day since I feel confused each time I look back to these photos as I was feeling the same day I took them while I was shaking and crying. 


A wedding in the city that had clashes in some parts of it, where we had only two hours of electricity a day! That simply tells a lot about the people of Yemen. An idea that was born during the days of the clashes in Yemen during 2011.