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Behind the Lens of DisplacementSunday May 14 2017View PhotosSee Event Photos

Behind the Lens of Displacement

Voices of Palestinian and Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Cover photo by Yara and Rassil

With those affected by displacement at the heart of its work in Lebanon, Oxfam sought to provide a platform for Syrian and Palestinian refugee voices.
In collaboration with FRAME, Oxfam aims to create a space for refugees to tell their stories and those of their communities through their own lens. Seven participants residing in the areas of Bekaa, Tripoli and Baddawi Palestinian Camp took photos that reflect their perceptions of their past, present and future.
Participants have explained how their present has become the de-facto medium through which they remember, aspire and dream. Whether traditional Damascene architecture or stories of more than 60 years of refuge, nostalgia prevailed throughout the project.

The participants were trained in one-on-one documentary photography workshops by Chantale Fahmi who also took their portraits, which are included in their photo series.

Lebanon hosts the highest number of refugees per capita in the world. Refugees in the country face a wide array of challenges in addition to those that attach to the experience of displacement.

The photography and voice installation will run from May 19 until May 21, 2017 and Artlab Gallery in Beirut: View the event on Facebook

Oxfam is an international confederation of 20 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty.

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