Will we one day learn how to live in a place without dwelling in it, so that the act of deserting it would not turn it into a ruin?
In this 1971 photo from the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, archive, Palestinian refugees pose for picture in the New Amman refugee camp in Eastern Jordan. The photo is part of UNRWA’s vast photo archive being digitized in Gaza and Denmark to preserve a record of one of the world’s most entrenched refugee problems, created in what the Palestinians call the “Nakba,” or “catastrophe”— their uprooting in the war over Israel’s 1948 creation. (AP Photo/G.Nehmeh, UNRWA Photo Archives)
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Tuiles de Beyrouth
or “Tiles from Beirut”, is Marie Joe Ayoub’s illustration masters project of October 2006, revolving around Beirut‘s 19th century houses.
The book was published & distributed by “ALBA editions” in May 2007.
It was also displayed at “Le salon du livre 2008″ in France.
It sheds the light upon these architectural jewels that are being transformed into schools, pubs or restaurants to maintain survival in front of the heavy weight towers of a booming city.
Marie Joe is an Illustration graduate from the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-arts (ALBA), Lebanon.