Thursday, September 6, 2012

Beirut Revolution Now

Free Your Mind, Kill Your TV
(Graffiti in Hamra, Beirut against a TV snapshot of the Mokdad clan who were mobilising their troops in response to the kidnapping of one of their family members in August 2012.)

Dinner In The Upside Down Past
(Portrait of Nina against the ruins of the "Holiday Inn" in Beirut which was built between 1971 and 1974 and destroyed during the 1975-1990 civil war.)

 None Of Them Really Won 
(Sunset on the Corniche of Beirut against posters of Bashir Gemayel, president of Lebanon who was assassinated almost to the day 30 years ago - on September 14 1982, after only 3 weeks in office.  The killing was said to have triggered the massacres in the Palestinian camps of Sabra and Shatila.)   

 If Only Wars Had Off-Switches 
(An on/off switch in our hotel room against a street sign on Beirut' s Hamra Street that marks the spot where in 1982 Khalid ‘Alwan, a Lebanese resistance leader killed three Israeli soldiers who were sitting in a cafe.

We Come In Peace
(Airplane approaching the Rafic Hariri International Airport against a graffiti in Nahr Street, Beirut.)

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