Soubhi is 42. He's lived in the graveyard all his life. He sells flowers. He has 8 kids. They live in one room with two beds. His wife died a year and a half ago. This is a portrait of the family, a long term work in progress. According to some estimates, the graveyard is home to 50,000 people, some who have moved there to escape high rents in Cairo, some who fled wars and never returned home, and some who have lived there and tended the graves for generations.

Cairo 2007-08




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