May 29, 2018

Dumping the front sea of Normandy with public garbage to create an artificial island

Dumping the front sea of Normandy with public garbage to create an artificial island

1991 (printed c. 2013-2014)

Samer Mohdad

(Lebanese, b. 1964)

Gelatin silver print

60 x 90 cm (23 5/8 x 35 7/16 in.)

The Julius L. Greenfield Photography Acquisition Fund 2017.123

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By 1991 when Mohdad took this photo, two decades of war had transformed Beirut from the Riviera of the Middle East to a ruined city desperately trying to emerge from the ashes. One area of the seaside promenade that been a locus for tourists until the war was Normandy, named for the oceanfront hotel there.

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