Selections from People Get Ready: The Struggle For Human Rights

August 31, 2012 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

Cairo, Egypt — February 8, 2011
Yuri Kozyrev / NOOR for Time

"Beyond the revolutions in Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen and Libya, I also traveled to cover the protests in Moscow, Greece and Tunis. I came to the conclusion that each revolution must be assessed in its own context, because each had a distinctive impact. The drama of each revolution unfolded separately. Each had its own heroes, its own crises. Each, therefore, demands its own narrative. In the end, the differences between them may turn out to be more important than their similarities, however.  And the common thing about all these protests is the number of young people who really want to bring changes to their country. That’s what’s most incredible. We have a new generation of people who are sick and tired of what’s going on. Call it the Jasmine Revolution, the Arab Spring or the Facebook Revolution, there’s a powerful Sirocco blowing across the world, and young people realize there’s another life and they want to live differently." --Yuri Kozyrev

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People Get Ready: The Struggle For Human Rights exhibition continues through September 23, 2012

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