Souk al-Ahad (I): People and Treasures

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Photo Blog by Lea Najjar & Ralph Kahi

In the first part of this series, Al-Akhbar explores the popular Lebanese flea market known as Souk al-Ahad (Sunday’s Market). Two photographers peel off the various layers of this market, from its people to its hidden treasures.

Souk al-Ahad attracts people from all ends of the financial spectrum. Yet, they all dress alike so as not to draw price gougers.

Young vendors sell items from gum to bootleg dvds, while older vendors sell anything they can lay their hands on: Books, LPs, antiques, second hand clothes, and even used make-up. Even pets can be found, some sick, others healthy. As one might expect, rarely does any customer leave Souk al-Ahad empty handed, but only a few leave with real treasures.

The People
(Photo: Lea Najjar)
(Photo: Lea Najjar)
(Photo: Lea Najjar)
(Photo: Lea Najjar)
(Photo: Lea Najjar)
(Photo: Lea Najjar)
(Photo: Lea Najjar)
(Photo: Lea Najjar)
(Photo: Lea Najjar)
The Treasures
(Photo: Ralph Kahi)
(Photo: Ralph Kahi)
(Photo: Ralph Kahi)
(Photo: Ralph Kahi)
(Photo: Ralph Kahi)
(Photo: Ralph Kahi)
(Photo: Ralph Kahi)
(Photo: Ralph Kahi)
(Photo: Ralph Kahi)

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