Billions of photos are shot every year, and about the toughest thing a photographer can do is invent an original, deeply personal, instantly recognizable visual style. — Jerry Saltz.
Welcome to a new post of Lebanese POW, gathering photos from Ashura, Beirut International Marathon, and other remarkable things that happened this week.
What creates freedom? A revolution in the streets? Mass protest? Civil war? A change of government? The ousting of the old guard and its replacement by the new? History, more often than not, shows that hopes raised by such events are often dashed, sooner rather than later.– Jonathan Sacks.
Welcome to a new Lebanese POW edition for this week, gathering photos from the latest protest against the extension of the parliament, without forgetting Ashura and the astonishing images local photographers took from Lebanon.
As I was digging everywhere to find almost every positive photo that has been taken this week, I couldn’t but to publish what has been happening in Tripoli, north of Lebanon, which miraculously ended in a weird situation, like almost everything in this country.
But, even in these dark moments that Lebanese live in, there is always some nice moments that, perhaps didn’t have the right media spotlight to talk about them more and more.
Closing the roads, kidnapping, burning tires.
These actions have become part of our daily life in Lebanon, but still, we could consider our country as – an almost – calm country.
And the main reason behind what is happening can only be related to what Nelson Mandela once said “When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw”.
Welcome to a new POW post, with amazing photos taken this week, selected only for you.