If I Move from Here I would Die

Mohamed Hozyen  |  The Arab Documentary Photography Program  |  2021  |  Egypt
“If I Move from Here I Would Die” sheds light on the impact of development and renovation processes on the social fabric of greater Cairo. While parts of the city grow tall, what remains in their shadows is the destruction of ancient neighborhoods. This story, depicted through the personal experience of the photographer’s grandmother who, like many others, is forced to either buy an apartment she cannot afford in one of the new buildings, or leave her neighborhood. For now, she has decided to stay.