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Ordinary Lives


ISBN: 9781593729371

Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: W.W.Norton & Co. 2009
Dimensions: 20.5 x 30.2 x 2.2 cm

Rania Matar’s pictures are described as ‘direct, honest and without pretence’ but above all ‘not political’. Born and raised in Lebanon Matar was trained and worked as an architect. In the summer of 2002 she began photographing the Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and this book serves to document the everyday lives of the women and children of Lebanon. The black and white photographs convey the many facets of life, acknowledging the undeniable presence of war and tragedy yet at the same time celebrating and embracing the strength, dignity and humanity of those living amid the rubble

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