A multi-media project examining the long term displacement of refugees in Lebanon.
70 YEARS OF WAITING…
The severe cataract covering her eye has been growing for nearly ten years, she said. Unable to afford treatment, she has slowly gone blind in that eye.
A family gathers in the kitchen of their small home in the Shatila refugee camp.
A young Palestinian boy.
Amal Ahmad Al Atta, a 52-year-old grandmother born in the Shatila camp, has lived there her whole life and now shares a small single-room home with her surviving children and grandchildren.
Another perspective of Amal’s home. Here she sits in the single room with her son and grandchildren.
A little Palestinian girl collects laundry left out to dry.
A young boy standing in his family’s small shop inside the Shatila camp. As most of refugees lack a regular source of income many products are purchased on loan, and ledgers keep track of the community debts.
A bread truck unloading on one of the narrow streets of the Shatila camp.
A small day school inside the Shatila refugee camp.
A young Palestinian man smokes a cigarette while hanging with friends during the middle of the day. Due to complications with the legal and social status of Palestinians in Lebanon, most people in the camps struggle to find work, and thus spend good portions of the day in the alleys and streets as their homes are often inhabitable in the midday heat.
A young Palestinian boy inside a small shop.
A lone light bulb illuminates a photo of Yassar Arafat.
A small child carrying a water can down an alley in Shatila.
Students in a local school inside the Shatila refugee camp.
An elderly woman in her small room.
Mothers and children wait near the office of the PLO inside Shatila.
Workers attempt to repair portions of an old collapsing structure.
A busy corridor in the Shatila refugee camp.
Young Palestinian child.
A worker carries heavy loads of material for repairs being made on a local collapsing structure.
Water droplets landing on open power lines. Every year numerous people are killed in the camps as a result of electrocution by dangerously strung power lines.
An elderly man sweeps trash away from his door.
A young man walks past laundry drying inside an alleyway.
Two elderly Palestinians sit and talk on a street corner inside Shatila.
Coffee shop and alleyway.
A man covers his face as he walks by a pile of rotting trash.
A clean water distributor.
Power cables and laundry lines.
A young boy sits quietly while members of his family sleep in the room they all share.
A child throws garbage into dumpsters outside the entrance to theShatila refugee camp.