This portfolio was put together for the admission exam of the F/16 Schule für Fotografie (Berlin) in June, 2018.

PART I- The context

Beit Beirut, Stories from the Civil War
1 - Beit Beirut, Stories from the Civil War
Two women walk inside the Beit Beirut museum dedicated to the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990). Beirut, October 14th, 2017.
A Country Surrounded by War
2 - A Country Surrounded by War
Family members mourn the death of a young Lebanese ICRC volunteer in Yemen. Jounieh, April 28th, 2018.
Hezbollah’s Foreign Policy
A man walks past a mural representing Hezbollah troops fighting ISIS at the Lebanese-Syrian border in early 2017. Burj-Hammud district of Beirut, April 10th, 2018.
Trump, Lebanon and the Palestinians
4 - Trump, Lebanon and The Palestinians
A child plays in front of a mural depicting Palestinian symbols, in the Mar Elias refugee camp in Beirut, on May 14th, 2018.

PART II- The major events

The Return of Hariri (November 22nd, 2018)
Supporters beg police to let them assist to PM Saad Hariri’s speech on Independence Day in Beirut, on November 22nd, 2018
Electoral Scuffles (May 6th, 2018)
Hezbollah supporters (with the yellow caps) are pushed aside a polling station by the army after shots were fired here during the Parliamentary Election. Jdeideh (Beirut), May 6th, 2018.
Hariri’s Failed “Blue Wave”
7- Hariri's Failed Blue Wave
Supporters greet PM Saad Hariri at the polling station in the Verdun district of Beirut. May 6th, 2018.
The Christian Revival
8 - The Christian Revival
Supporters wave Lebanese Forces and militia flags at a rally of Christian parties ahead of the Parliamentary Election on May 6th. Achrafieh district of Beirut, May 2nd 2018.
Son of a Warlord
9 - Son of a Warlord
Nadim Gemayel, son of Bachir Gemayel (assassinated in 1982) and candidate for the christian party Kataeb (“The Phalanges”), greets his supporters after being elected as a MP during the parliamentary election on May 6th, 2018 in Achrafieh district, Beirut.
The Uphill Battle of Civil Society
Joumana Haddad, candidate for the civil society list, Kulluna Watani, cheers after winning a seat in Parliament — a few hours later, the seat was taken back from her after new ballot counts. Achrafieh district of Beirut, May 6th 2019.

PART III- AFTERMATH

The Slow Revolution
11 - The Slow Revolution
A woman shows the ink on her finger after having voted in the 2018 parliamentary election, which witnessed an unprecedented number of women being elected. Beirut, May 6th 2018.
Politicized Children
12 - Politicized Children
A boy, wearing the Lebanese flag, looks out of a bus arriving at the commemoration of Rafiq Hariri’s assassination in 2005. Beirut, November 22nd, 2018.
Youth, Politics and Consumerism
13 - Youth, Politics and Consumerism
Young supporters of the Kulluna Watani civil society list (in white or civil clothing) and from the Lebanese Forces (in red) try to convince voters outside a voting station in Achrafieh, as voter turnout was under 50%. Beirut, May 6th, 2018.
Of Racism and Wealth Inequalities
14- Racism and Wealth Inequalities in Lebanon
An immigrant employee of Spinney’s, an expensive supermarket, pushes a cart behind two Lebanese women in the bourgeois district of Achrafieh. Beirut, May 2nd, 2018.
70 years after the Nakba, the History of Hope(lessness)
15 - 70 Years Nakba, History of Hopelessness
Two Palestinian girls on the basketball team pose in front of a poster commemorating the 1948 exile (Nakba) of Palestinians fleeing Israeli troops during the war. Mar Elias refugee camp, Beirut, May 14, 2019.

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