“One must know the alphabet to read the text. One must recognize the archetype to transcend the narrative in the myth.”
Lara Baladi is a photographer, multimedia artist, archivist, and educator whose work examines the perceived divisions between reality, fiction, and fantasy. During the 2011 Egyptian uprisings, Baladi co-founded Radio Tahrir and Tahrir Cinema. These platforms provided an alternative narrative to the one disseminated by State media. Her ongoing project Vox Populi includes a series of media initiatives, an open source timeline that maps past and present global social movements, and a portal that archives data relating to the so-called 2011 Egyptian Revolution.