Stumbled upon a demonstration at the Mostashfa Hessian Hospital in Alexandria. These protesters were doctors and nurses at the hospital demanding the removal of the hospital administrator. Again, they asked if I was a photojournalist and when I said I wasn’t, they let me shoot.

You can see clearly that the women wear lots of heavy eye liner. Egypt is where black eye kohl was invented. It is so blazingly bright there in the desert that the eye liner functions much like the greasepaint under the eyes of football players.

Mostashfa Hessian, Alexandria, Egypt, February 2011; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Mostashfa Hessian, Alexandria, Egypt, February 2011; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Mostashfa Hessian, Alexandria, Egypt, February 2011; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Mostashfa Hessian, Alexandria, Egypt, February 2011; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Mostashfa Hessian, Alexandria, Egypt, February 2011; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Mostashfa Hessian, Alexandria, Egypt, February 2011; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Mostashfa Hessian, Alexandria, Egypt, February 2011; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Mostashfa Hessian, Alexandria, Egypt, February 2011; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Mostashfa Hessian, Alexandria, Egypt, February 2011; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X

Mostashfa Hessian, Alexandria, Egypt, February 2011; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X