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A lost Lebanon – in pictures

Posted on: September 12, 2014

 

A lost Lebanon – in pictures

When artist Ania Dabrowska started working with Diab Alkarssifi, a homeless Lebanese man in London, she made a startling discovery.

Diab was a compulsive photographer with a hoard of unseen pictures from his homeland.

Diab has saved more than 27,000 pictures

To support the publication of this archive, visit

A Lebanese Archive at kickstarter.com/projects/ 723440909/a-lebanese-archive-by-ania-dabrowska

Young men standing by a pool in the 70s
Young men standing by a pool in the 70s Diab Alkarssifi Photograph: Diab Alkarssifi
Millitary skiing championships in the Cedar mountains
Millitary skiing championships in the Cedar mountains Diab Alkarssifi
Posed portrait of an unknown woman
Posed portrait of an unknown woman Diab Alkarssifi Photograph: Diab Alkarssifi
Fatima Hammdo in traditional dress and army uniform in the 1970s
Fatima Hammdo in traditional dress and army uniform in the 1970s Photograph: Diab Alkarssifi
Diab Alkarssifi with a friend in the 1980s
Diab Alkarssifi with a friend in the 1980s Photograph: Diab Alkarssifi
Miss Universe Georgina Rizk visiting Baalbek in 1977
Miss Universe Georgina Rizk visiting Baalbek in 1977 Photograph: Diab Alkarssifi
Diab’s wife, Ietedal, in 1989
Diab’s wife, Ietedal, in 1989 Photograph: Diab Alkarssifi
A state visit of King Saud bin Abdul Aziz to Baalbek Temple in 196
A state visit of King Saud bin Abdul Aziz to Baalbek Temple in 1966 Diab Alkarssifi Photograph: Diab Alkarssifi
Baalbeck festival, 1970s
Baalbeck festival, 1970s Photograph: Diab Alkarssifi
Ashad's Mother, Chlifa village, 1984
Ashad’s Mother, Chlifa village, 1984 Diab Alkarssifi Photograph: Diab Alkarssifi
Political martyrs memorial rally, Almarg village, 1977

Political martyrs memorial rally, Almarg village, 1977 Diab Alkarssifi Photograph: Diab Alkarssifi
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