The focus of this body of work is the Middle East, especially the women and children. Lebanon in particular is interesting to me because I am originally from Lebanon and also because of its key location between the West and the Arab world.
Lebanon is home to a blend of Western and Arab cultures, of Christianity and Islam, of tradition and modernity, all coexisting side by side. Whereas the media typically covers the Middle East in a sensational manner – terrorism, bombings and kidnappings – the large majority of the inhabitants are just ordinary people going on with their everyday lives. The purpose of these images is to convey just that. Continue reading »