Phoenicia: Irrational Catalogue
Phoenicia, the ancient empire that inhabited the Mediterranean Sea built its most important cities on the land that is now Lebanon. The project Phoenicia is my most personal approach to this territory turned into an imaginary country where I try to understand some of the values that move this complex Arab society. Lebanon is characterized by the continuously search of values of appearance and beauty as a personal fulfilment. The external appearance is perhaps one of the few things that the Lebanese society can control, within a country that is always on the edge of chaos.
This irrational catalogue is about the duality of men and women, war and peace, calm and instability. A visual journey through pictures that I have found and pictures I have taken. I arrived in Lebanon for the first time in 2004, since then I have travelled to this small country many times and in 2012 I moved there to live for the last six years.