Drawing The Revolution

by Zoe Pollock

Ben Davis spotlights the work of artist and designer Ahmed Bassiouni, who goes by the name Ganzeer. Ganzeer described his mission to draw every martyr:

Dirty politics and power struggles aside, there are innocent people who died over the course of Egypt's current revolution. These people died because they could see something most of us could not see. They died because they could see Egypt soaring high in a place of dignity and respect. They could see Egypt become something none of us thought possible. They died for me, they died for you, for our grandparents, and for our children. True heroes, ready to fight a corrupt regime with all its soldiers, guns, and ammo with nothing more than their voices and willpower.