Francois Razon

Memoriam Of Shatila

In Lebanon the Palestinians meet all the characteristics of a diaspora: the collective loss and trauma of being exile; the outrage over the injustice of dispossession and misrecognition; the idea of return; and the concept and practice of resistance. In Beirut the Shatila refugee camp was built in 1949 to receive refugees from northern Palestine. Now there are about 12 000 Palestinians who have been living in Shatila for two generations. Through time, Palestinians lose their sense of identity. This photo essay is in memory of the Palestinians, a visual record of the traces left in Shatila, the time, the traumas, and the injustices. It is an encounter with their memories and their hope; an attempt to replace the misrepresentation of Palestinians with a fair image of their humanity, and to invite the viewer through this photographic journey which chronicles their intimate space.



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