Fadia Ahmad lives and works between Beirut and Paris. She has produced several series on Beirut and on refugee camps, as well as on the theme of travelling in Africa and Asia. She has been walking her city daily since 2003 along a 10,452-meter route, a sample of territory related to the surface area of Lebanon: 10,452 square meters. Neighborhood after neighborhood, house after house, Fadia explores the city like LéonPaul Fargue’s Le Piéton de Paris. “I decided to follow this itinerary, always the same, so I wouldn’t wander around. It was its immutability that allowed me to discover, to embrace the city,” she explains.

Capturing street-corner vendors and grocers, parking-lot attendants, fishermen, bather and street artists, past and future constructions but also buildings in a state of collapse, Fadia Ahmad expresses the complex cohabitations in the world of today. Her photographs, conceived like paintings, are images of Beirut, of partition, of difference, of her feelings. They are fragments of a life just as they are fragments of a city.

Pascale Le Thorel is an art critic, curator and editor. She has recently curated the exhibition Libres Figurations années 80 for the Fonds Hélène et Édouard Leclerc pour la culture. She is the author of a monograph on the Lebanese painter Shafic Abboud (Skira) and of the Dictionnaire des artistes contemporains (Larousse).

Hardcover: 192 pages

Publisher: Editions Norma

Language: English and French

ISBN-10: 2376660262

ISBN-13: 978-2376660262

Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 12 inches