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Forty contributors share their perspectives on photography in Lebanon, evoking its equally numerous forms of existence. Examining techniques, practices, uses, objects, images, histories, and artistic approaches, this publication presents 380 photographs produced between the end of the 19th century and the present day.
This book consists of forty contributions, comprising interviews, theoretical and philosophical essays and historic and artistic perspectives which together deal with the many facets of the field of photography. Researchers, historians, academics, essayists, archaeologists, artists, photographers, film-makers and collectors create “windows” that will enable the reader to observe and question multiple realities, namely those of photography and of Lebanon. These forty viewpoints offer possibilities and “thought guidelines”, as well as influencing how we perceive and interpret what is meant by “Photography in Lebanon”. The photographs gathered come from Lebanese and worldwide Institutions as well as private collections and archives. They were produced in Lebanon between 1842 and 2018.
Contributions by Fouad Elkoury, Gregory Buchakjian, Gaby Daher, Ghada Waked, Patrick Baz, Yasmine Chemali, Michel Lasserre, Hannah Feldman, Georges Boustany, Octavian Esanu, Mohsen Yammine, Adrien Zakar, Lévon Nordiguian, Jalal Toufic, Walid Sadek, Aline Manoukian, Yasmina Jreissati, Vartan Avakian, Ghassan Salhab, Houda Kassatly, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Hind Younes, Dominique Eddé, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, Camille Tarazi, Jeanne et Moreau, Ghada Sayegh, Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh, Etel Adnan, Bernard Khoury, Manal Khader, Adrien Zakar, Oliver Rohe, Nayla Tamraz, Clémence Cottard Hachem, Stephen Sheehi.