by Ziad Naccache
Edition of 300 copies
Offset printing on Mohawk Strathmore 148g paper + 300gr cover
Softcover / hand-bound
16.5×22.5cm | 32 pages
Broken landscapes, closed roads, figures seemingly out of time: Beirut is on hold. A divided city, a fragmented city, a city where drastic contrasts amplify divisions and partitions. I come close to it sideways, discreetly, to avoid pointless confrontations.
Beirut keeps her distance and I keep mine. I survey her streets, construction sites, abandoned mansions. When the context allows it, I click. Beirut then becomes abstract, textured, painterly. She opens up, but only for a moment, before withdrawing and receding into her density and contradictions.