As I mentioned before, the Eid celebration commemorates the sacrifice Abraham took upon himself in a show of devotion to God.
I hit the side streets and alleys of Dahab in the Sinai Peninsula to capture both the slaughter of goats and sheep, as well as the bargaining, togetherness and revelry that goes along with such an important celebration.
I staked out a position at a butcher's shop, and made small talk (in the most broken Arabic in the Middle East) with a few of the men bartering a fair price for a sheep.
As one of the small goats was sacrificed, a man walked up telling me to stop taking pictures. I asked why, and he replied that scenes like these portrayed Egyptians as savages.
I reassured him that I had no intention of showing the celebration in that way. His worry that the ritual would show Egyptians in a poor light worried me.
Below is my best attempt to honestly convey the story in images.
Eid mubarak to all of my Muslim friends!