|City of the Dead, Cairo [Egypt, 1996]|
Today Cairo is the largest
city in the Arab world, with a population around 15 million. Of those, an
estimated 3 million live in the "cities of the dead", Cairo's ancient
cemeteries. The cemeteries provide living space for some of Cairo's
poorest inhabitants and have become cities in their own right with shops,
tea houses and even factories. This elderly tomb dweller offered me tea
and insisted on having his photograph taken.