Sunday, February 28, 2010

the atlas group

a project from the atlas group by marwan hanna. "in the summer of 1982, i stood along with others in a parking lot across from my mother's apartment in east beirut, and watched the israeli land, air, and sea assault on west beirut. the PLO along with the lebanese and syrian allies retaliated, as best they could. east beirut welcomed the invasion, or so it seemed. west beirut resisted it, or so it seemed. in 1982, i was thirteen, and wanted to get as close as possible to the events, or as close as my newly acquired telephoto lens permitted me that summer." see more here.

[all the atlas group. from the series we decided to let them say "we are convinced" twice. 2005.]