Mosques and satellite dishes dot the skyline of downtown Cairo – I made this image at dawn from the balcony of our hotel room. The warm first rays of the sun cause a mist to rise from the cool streets of the city, creating a characteristic haze that lingers into the day. The golden hour is upon us, and those dishes seem like giant ears and eyeballs turned toward the circling satellites far above the city. Cairo both makes and seeks news in this particular month – its people had just shed an authoritarian regime, only to face new threats to freedom from their own army’s generals. Just a few days after we left Cairo, Tenihir Square, only a mile or so beyond these very buildings, would once again be teeming with angry protesters.