Said mural

Door: Ammar Abo Bakr.

“Activist and graffiti artist Ammar Abo Bakr created a mural in Mohamed Mahmoud Street in Cairo depicting martyrs who were tortured and killed by security forces. He shows them with wings but deliberately broke with the prevalent iconography of martyrs by representing the maltreated bodies. Amongst them is also Khaled Said’s disfigured face painted from the gruesome photograph that was published in the internet. The martyr images’ shift back into the urban space is an integral part of their iconization.”