After the Beirut Port explosion, Lebanese architecture graduate/photographer Dia Mrad was persistent to visually document the blast’s tragic result compared to serene photographs of the same structures before the blast.
“The striking photos were essential in showing the extent of the destruction and damage suffered in Beirut, as well as raising funds for the reconstruction,” he said.
Before his work took a dark turn on August 4th, Mrad had been avidly documenting the beauty and charm of Beirut’s architecture. Now, months after the blast, he is invested in Beirut’s journey to reconstruction – its rebirth!
Mrad has kindly supplied The961 with photographs he took of buildings immediately after the blast and how they look like today after the generous hard work of builders and volunteers to restore Beirut to better shape than it was before.
More spotted in Beirut
By Rebuilding Beirut volunteers… Photos by @alimatar_design:
Among the 20 restored homes with the support of Tamanna Wishes NGO: