Half broken hearted, half in love

2010, Lebanon. Photography series, Large format 1m 50 cm x 2 m


The point of departure begins with a strategy I of play. documented my neighbors and relatives in Doweir with the intention of questioning notions associated with posing for the camera, and what it means to be viewed and later analyzed by an audience. I interrogate the usual representation done in documentary photography in the Middle East, which most often functions as a plea for sympathy rather than a statement of conditions. The final result takes on a mystical aura torn between comedy and religion.

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Nadia is the co-founcer of The Windor, an artist run space which promotes multidisciplinary art and experimentation.

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High noon in eternity      |      The air is heavier than a horse
Wekalet nehna      |      From this world to the next one
You are here for a reason      |      The night between Ali and I
A glance and I thought it was a greeting      |      La chose
commence ici      |      Flying fence      |      Preferring the fleeting
happiness on earth      |      Half broken hearted half in love
The connivance of watching Birds      |      You know who I am
Oum in three movements      |      Besides the sea      |      Friction
58 Degrees      |      Anticipation of a disappearance
Inheritance      |      The south is back