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The book's burgundy-purple cover is sprinkled with small, silvery-gray fragments, inspired by a work by artist Vartan Avakian.That avoidance of a "defining" image, the fragmentation, and the multilayered nature of Avakian's work drawing on the materiality of photographs rather than the images they convey could be a metaphor for what lies within.The book's several hundred photos from the 19th century until today, in black-and-white and color are enough to carry the publication on their own. The essays themselves are just as varied as the images that accompany them.Several essays tackle Orientalist photography, more or less critically.Fouad Elkoury, whose own Civil War photos accompany several essays here, provides a written contribution, one that shines light on a little-known female photographer Marie El-Khazen and her black-and-white images, taken in Lebanon around the 1920s.Whether you have a passing, passionate or professional interest in photography, you're likely to find "On Photography in Lebanon" provides plenty to look at and, more importantly, to think about.
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