The Lebanese civil war broke out in 1975 and lasted 15 years. It demolished Lebanon and changed a lot the way it looks.
Lebanon Shot Twice: Then And Now
is a photo series that shows Lebanon during and after the civil war. The photos are complemented by stories. Overall, there are 240 photos and 100 stories which are grouped in a
. Zaven Kouyoumdjian is the author of the book, and Hayat Karanouh is the photographer. When Zaven was a child, he used to cut out pictures of the civil war from newspapers. He stumbled upon them when he grew up, and he wondered where the people in the pictures might be.
#1 The iconic bus
#2 Renovating in style
#3 Same smile, same bond
#5 Two siblings on the same balcony
#6 Najib Shbaro on his way to work
#7 A game of chess
#8 Home is where art is
#9 Love over war