A Lebanese Archive

Ania Dabrowska

A Lebanese Archive

Book Works & Arab Image Foundation — 2015
SFr. 35.00 SFr. 50.00
Pages: 239
Edition: first edition
Dimensions: 27 x 21 cm
Language: English
ISBN: 9781906012625

A chance encounter in a homeless hostel between Polish artist and photographer Ania Dabrowska and Lebanese journalist Diab Alkarssifi led to the discovery of Alkarssifi s collection of 27,000 photographs from Beirut, Damascus and Cairo covering over 100 years of Arab history. Complemented by the journalist s previously unknown personal photographs of everyday life in Beirut, his home city of Baalbeck on the Syrian border, and his student years in the early 1970s in Moscow and Budapest, this treasure trove is an extraordinary record of modern Arab history. Dabrowska designed the book to preserve and re-present to the public a century of cultural and political history in Lebanon and the Middle East. A Lebanese Archive is an electrifying historical record featuring an essay by artist Akram Zaatari and over 100 images from the archive.

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