Dar al Mussawir: What’s in an Image?

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Transmit a memory. Transform a moment. Capture some part of reality. These elements are the essence of photography, but how is an image projected and received by an audience? And what can we understand from these snapshots? Beirut-based Dar al Mussawir is one of the foremost photography spaces in Lebanon and the Middle East whose […]

The Beirut Art Film Festival: Participating in the Revolt with Thought-Provoking Films

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The films featured at the Beirut Art Film Festival (BAFF) are not your average run-of-the-mill movies you see at your local cinema. They are carefully selected to offer audiences documentaries and films that are thought-provoking, educational and artistic. Founded by art gallery owner and art history teacher Alice Mogabgab Karam, the film festival is now […]

Photographer Andrea Shaker Explores Her Ancestral HOME

Photo by: Lama S. Riman In the small town in New England, U.S.A., where Lebanese-American artist Andrea Shaker grew up, the local fire station tested its alarms at noon. “We lived across the street from the station so the alarm was quite loud. For me, the siren was part of an overall sense of comfort, […]