Picture taken by stencilage, on Flickr
I’ve been checking for the past 20 minutes amazing pictures of Beirut and Lebanon on Skyscrapercity.com. They have a thread dedicated to Beirut and it’s updated almost daily with new pictures.
I picked up few of the latest posted pictures. You can check out the rest [Here].
Picture taken by stencilage, on Flickr
Picture by LAXFlyer
Picture Courtesy of Solidere, Beirut.
Boghos , known as Klashinkof boghos. He has lots of stories to tell about his heroic past , He sells fish in Bourj Hammoud and express his ideas loudly on the streets. Photo by KrikOrian Mher at Burj Hammoud
If you have a shot of a Falafel seller in Bourj Hammoud,
or an old couple on their balcony in Beit Merry,
or a man walking his dog in Dbayeh,
or a fisherman fishing off the coast of Tripoli,
or a young couple walking in Raouche,
or a ski-fanatic getting back from his daily routine in Faraya,
or a farmer working in the Bekaa valley
or anyone doing anything memorable anywhere in Lebanon
send it to email@example.com
Have your photograph sent with a short story behind it to share.
This project is inspired by the work of Brandon Stanton in Humans of New York (HONY).
I think it’s a very nice project as it helps portraying Lebanon’s diversity and discover young talented Lebanese photographers. If you want to submit your photos or know more about Humans of Lebanon, check their facebook page [Here].
Photo by : Chirine Nahas â€” at Massaya.
Picture Taken on the way up to Jeita
Here are few sunset pictures I’ve been taking in the past few weeks from different locations. I hope you enjoy them. You can follow on Instagram (User: LeNajib) for daily pictures from all across Lebanon.
Mastita, before Jbeil
Scuderia Phoenicia is a Lebanese car spotter who takes pictures of the cool cars he spots and then uploads them onto his Flickr page. He’s got a pretty good collection of cars so far and I’ve realized we’ve got a pretty good amount of 458’s (pictured above) in Lebanon already. Check out the cars he’s spotted [Here]
Photo edited by myself in a previous post
I remember arguing with someone over that picture asking him how did he identify the gunmen as being Sunnite? The answer was the photo is from Associated Press and it says so.
AP Photo by Hussein Malla
That ought to be a valid reason but it turns out the pictures are taken by a Lebanese called Hussein Malla and are fake. In fact, “The gunmen are purportedly taking cover (behind a useless pile of tires) and firing at an unseen enemy, but right next to them are several unconcerned bystanders who are themselves completely exposed to any return fire, and yet making no effort to hide or seek protection. Instead, many of them are standing around calmly and even laughing and smiling (as are the gunmen in some of the pictures), probably at the ridiculousness of the obviously staged battle.” [Link]
You can check out more of Hussein Malla’s fake pictures [Here].
I took this picture earlier this morning. Dar3oun is a beautiful village right after Harissa with old Lebanese houses.
I am posting regularly pictures on Instagram. My account is LeNajib (Same as Twitter: LeNajib) if you wish to follow me.
Eyes that feel: Picture from NewsObserver
Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service, in partnership with Ojos que Sienten A.C and Image Festival Association “Zakira,” are organizing a workshop “Seeing beyond Sight,” sensory photography for the visually impaired, May 21-27, from 10am to 2pm at West Hall, Auditorium A. [AUB]
The workshop will be given by by Gina Badenoch, Founder of Ojos que Sienten A.C.
I was discussing this workshop with few tweeps yesterday night and I thought it was a bad joke at first. I had no idea such workshops existed but they do and I think it’s a great opportunity that visually impaired individuals should not miss.
For those of you who know people that are visually impaired or are interested in this workshop, I strongly recommend that you register (it’s for free) by sending the below information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Major / position:
You can check out more information on the AUB website [Here].
â€œNight Collectiveâ€ is a photography group founded by Fernando Borges in 2009. Lebanese & foreign members range from amateurs to professional photographers. They meet every Tuesday night & walk around a pre-selected area, capturing photographs. [Facebook Group]
Lebanese Gaby Nehme, Karim Boukarim and Tarek el Wazzi are members of the Night Collective group and are organizing their second exhibition “Night, Lights & Shadows” between May3 and May19 at the Art Lounge, Wednesdays through Saturdays from 4pm to 9pm.
I checked out some of their pictures and they are beautiful. You can check out all of them [Here] and read more about the exhibition [Here].
Picture from A car free Beirut Facebook Page
We all dream of a car-free Beirut but that’s not gonna happen anytime soon. Nevertheless, we can still allow ourselves to enjoy beautiful old pictures. Check out more [Here].
I can’t get enough of this authentic Lebanese house in Ayntoura. One can only hope no one will come up with an ugly building next to it or facing it.
Here’s another picture of it taken by myself in broad daylight. [Picture]