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Will Roberts talks with Egyptian Photographer Armand Thomas.

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Will Roberts talks with Armand Thomas
The Interview:  Will Roberts talks with Photograher Armand Thomas. Born in Egypt and raised in Canada. His photos capture the mood of the moment. We will talk about Egypt and the photos his took on his last trip to that region 

Egyptian-Canadian living in Las Vegas. In November 2010, I visited my native land for just the second time in the 45 years since my family immigrated to Montreal.

It was a momentous trip, traveling up and down the Nile to reacquaint with my rich heritage, enjoying the legendary kindness of the people, their whimsy and resilience, beauty and hardship. I felt the warmth and frustration all at once. There was tension in the air, but few foresaw the astonishing revolution that would occur only a few weeks later.

In my photographs, I attempt to reflect the inherent paradox of contemporary Egypt – a freethinking society caught in the jaws of repression, the cradle of civilization entrenched in the past and longing for a brighter future.