A quest for identity
These photographs encapsulate a chapter of my life, documenting my daily experiences in Beirut within the four walls of various apartments. They bear witness to the profound impact of recent events on the country, including the Revolution of October 2019, the explosion of the port in August 2020, and the ongoing economic crises. Like a personal diary, these images unveil both the visible and the concealed, the desire to find a sense of belonging amidst the tumultuous confusion and chaos engulfing Lebanon. A reality often concealed or forgotten but ever-present in our surroundings.
During this period, I often turned the camera towards myself. At times, it provided clarity, helping me grasp my own identity, while other times it left me feeling lost or disoriented, struggling to find my rightful place. I anticipated finding answers, only to find myself trapped in the same familiar routine. The course of life changes, yet time remains suspended. It felt as if I were trapped in a frozen image, where the past and present entwine and loop, inviting eternity. These images become memories, sacred and nostalgic, preserving a delicate diary that illuminates the enigmatic nature of life and the passage of time.