as you were : photo book dummy

My father grew up in Lebanon, in a village in the Beqqa Valley. He emigrated to America in 1986 during the Lebanese Civil War. As you were is a series of photos that examines the sense of displacement I felt upon visiting my father’s homeland for the first time. Although taken in Beirut and Beqqa Valley, the themes it addresses can apply to many disaporic communities: the divide between a longing for concrete identity to one’s homeland, yet a feeling of displacement in it. Set in Beruit and Beqqa Valley, antiquity/ruins are contrasted with youthful culture. Prewar/postwar. Rebirth, etc.

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as you were : photo book dummy
blurrywatermelon.jpg
ahmedbeach.jpg
pinecones.jpg
politicianfacepeal3.jpg
Screen Shot 2016-06-23 at 10.47.50 PM.png
carwindshieldcrack.jpg
straydogs.jpg
politicianfacepeal2.jpg
lightreligious.jpg
Screen Shot 2016-06-20 at 2.00.25 PM.png
roses.jpg
smokehand.jpg
treehoop.jpg
politicianfacepeel9.jpg
selawapub.jpg
branch7.jpg
jesusmarychain.jpg
as you were : photo book dummy

My father grew up in Lebanon, in a village in the Beqqa Valley. He emigrated to America in 1986 during the Lebanese Civil War. As you were is a series of photos that examines the sense of displacement I felt upon visiting my father’s homeland for the first time. Although taken in Beirut and Beqqa Valley, the themes it addresses can apply to many disaporic communities: the divide between a longing for concrete identity to one’s homeland, yet a feeling of displacement in it. Set in Beruit and Beqqa Valley, antiquity/ruins are contrasted with youthful culture. Prewar/postwar. Rebirth, etc.

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