jueves, 6 de diciembre de 2012

Al Jazeera: Beirut Photographer



In 1981, George Azar, a Lebanese-American, crossed the Syrian border into Lebanon. 

He carried an inexpensive camera, less than $100 and a desire to change the way the Arab world was portrayed by the US media. He began taking photographs. But within a few months Israel attacked Lebanon and war broke out. 

Suddenly immersed in a world of gunfire and terror in an unfamiliar city, George chronicled the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) guerillas, teenage snipers and civilians living through what became one of the bloodiest summers in the history of the modern Middle East. 

Now, 30 years on, he returns to Beirut, retraces his steps and unpicks the stories and people behind some of his most iconic photographs - those that were published and many of which were unseen at the time.

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