2010/08/30

كان يا...مكان سوق الجمعة Kan ya... makan Souq El Gomaa

كان يا...مكان
سوق الجمعة


مي الحسامي


حزنت كثيرا عندما سمعت عن احتراق سوق الجمعة والذى كنت اتردد عليه طيلة السنتان الماضيتان لكى اسجل ما كان يلهمني فى هذا المكان من اشياء مختلفة ومتباينة واناس. لم اكن اتصور ان كل ما سجلته اصبح مجرد تاريخ وانه لم يعد موجودا فى الحقيقة.


ولذلك قررت ان اذهب مرة اخرى لتسجيل ما احدثته النيران فى المكان الذى كنت سجلت جزء من حياته والأن اسجل جزء من بعد وفاته.ومن العجيب انه قبل الحادثة كانت الناس لا يريدون الظهور في التصوير و علي عكس بعد الحادثة فكانوا يريدون أن يعبروا عن مصيبتهم و أوجاعهم، فلم تعد الصور الصامتة كافية، فكان الفيلم الوثائقي هو الشاهد علي هذا الحدث الذى غير مصير كثير من الناس 


Kan ya... makan
Souq El Gomaa
 
My name is May El Hossamy,I'm an artist and photographer. I've been working on the Souq El Goma (Friday Market) photography project for 2 years now.
There was something about souq el goma that kept bringing me back again and again. It's very attractive visually. The huge variety of products, the people and the smells were striking. There was food, objects, furniture , animals, electronic machines, clothes and so many little pieces of broken dolls, phones and anything you'd imagine and not imagine. Having a big camera in the middle of this atmosphere isn't the easiest thing. Some people didn't want to be photographed, they thought i was a journalist there to document the illegal goings-on. So i had to use my instinct to feel who will react how. The experience was worth the hard time i sometimes had there. From the frirst time i visited this place i knew i was going to comeback, but i never knew that it would extend over two years. ..
A month ago, the market caught fire. I went after everyhing has burnt, to take photos. People mistook me for a journalist like they always did, only this time they wanted to talk to me, this time they needed to be seen and heard. I was there to listen, and I suddenly found myself no longer taking photos, but making a film.

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