Three years after a popular uprising ousted Hosni Mubarak, as Egypt witnesses a volatile transitional period, EgyptSource looks at how these events have affected individual Egyptians.

Ahmed Abdel Fattah, a photojournalist working for Egyptian private daily Al-Masry al-Youm hails from a Muslim Brotherhood family, while his mother was a parliamentary candidate during the 2010 parliamentary elections. In 2011, under the then-ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, Abdel Fattah abandoned the Brotherhood, in response to the group’s stance towards the military at the time. Covering clashes between protesters and security forces under SCAF rule, Abdel Fattah came close to losing an eye.