A quest for identity
These photographs retrace a period of my life - my daily life in Beirut - between the four walls of the different apartments I lived in and during the latest events affecting the country (Revolution, explosion, the economic crises). Like a personal diary, it reveals the visible and the hidden, the desire to find a place amidst all the confusion and chaos in which Lebanon is plunged. A reality we tend to hide or forget but surrounding us.
I used to take self-portraits. They sometimes helped me understand who I am, sometimes they got me lost and confused as I was not able to find my proper place. When I came back to Lebanon, I thought I will find answers but ended up stuck in the same routine. The course of life changes, yet time is suspended. It felt like a fixed image where the past and the present intertwine, turn in a loop, inviting eternity. The image becomes this memory, sacred and nostalgic, allowing us to keep in mind a delicate diary about the strangeness of life and time.