May 25, 2018

Shooting practice at the Syrian Social Nationalist Party’s Lions Cubs training camp in Mount Lebanon

Shooting practice at the Syrian Social Nationalist Party’s Lions Cubs training camp in Mount Lebanon

1989 (printed c. 2013-2014)

Samer Mohdad

(Lebanese, b. 1964)

Gelatin silver print

40 x 60 cm (15 3/4 x 23 5/8 in.)

The Julius L. Greenfield Photography Acquisition Fund 2017.122

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Mohdad’s series about children living through the Lebanese civil war in the late 1980s and early 1990s carried deep personal meaning for him. Eight years old when civil war broke out in 1973, he recalled “bombs, exile, fighting, and the death of close friends and acquaintances.” He turned to photography “to express my fears and worries. It was a sort of therapy.”

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