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Rebecca Whiting
In 1971, a radical Japanese left-wing group believing in the need for armed resistance formed in Lebanon, in support of the Palestinian cause and...
Saturday, March 16, 2013
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Nafeesa Syeed
A profile of photographer Bushra al-Fusail and her quest to explore the emotional spectrum of Yemeni women.
Monday, March 4, 2013
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Leah Caldwell
In 1959, the German couple Bernd and Hilla Becher began taking photos of industrial structures. Water towers, gas tanks, blast furnaces – every...
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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Posing for pictures – I was thinking – has changed over time. I like to look at old pictures and examine the faces of the people in them. Clearly, to...
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Leah Caldwell
Seminal photographer Fouad al-Khoury has witnessed through his lens the extraordinary transitions of Beirut in its many forms over the last four...
Friday, August 3, 2012
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Leah Caldwell
Lara Atallah’s photo exhibit “If Walls Could Talk” documents the slow decay of an abandoned public school on Bliss Street. The stacked chairs and...
Friday, June 8, 2012
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Hassan Arfah
Festival Preview: Women in Threatened Societies. Babel Theater, Hamra, Beirut. May 7-26. Societies only advance by achieving equality between men and...
Thursday, May 10, 2012
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Amal Kaawash
On Ashura (a Shia commemoration of the death of Imam Hussein), Mohammad Bader took his camera and headed south from Beirut to Nabatiyeh. The Beiruti...
Thursday, May 3, 2012
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