Chase Bowman, Class of 2014

“The most amazing part of this fellowship is that I have been given the human perspective on Egypt. It isn't sufficient anymore to think about the welfare and future of "Egypt." Instead, I think about the welfare and future of Yasmin, Naguib, Zeyad, Nancy, Dina & Dina, Shehab, Naggar, el Assel, and Nour. I think about the incredibly kind man who teaches me a new Arabic word every morning at breakfast and the little kid who was excited to try out his English skills with me in the park. I have unique faces, hearts, and minds, corny jokes (a few good ones, too), tears, and words of acceptance to replace the abstraction of a place so far away. These remarkable people I think of as friends give me context to exactly who it is facing the future of Egypt, bravely and with a powerful sense of motivation.”
Chase Bowman, Class of 2014
Artist

4th February 2016