aftermath 6 – Old and ‘short’, Achrafieh, Lebanon

Date: February,8 2012
Location of Shoot: Achrafieh, Lebanon
Photographer: Elie Michel Harfouche
Author: Archileb

This is the sixth in a series of images documenting the aftermath, understood as exposures of Lebanese settings in the wake of the event, be it social, cultural or built. Aftermath is an alternative look at the after-party, expanding our range of focus to find interest in the peripheral.

Traditional Lebanese houses are simply too old and too short to compete any more with their burgeoning neighbours symbolising the ‘rebirth’ of Beirut and its rising Phoenix. 

‘Veils’ are used in lieu of proper scaffolding apparently protecting passersby from falling debris but in effect hiding the structure, machine and humans involved in the act of demolition.
Men and machine at work tearing down the ‘non conforming’ structure abiding by exemplary professional standards.
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1. something that results or follows from an event, especially one of a disastrous or unfortunate nature; consequence: the aftermath of war; the aftermath of the flood.
2. a new growth of grass following one or more mowings, which may be grazed, mowed, or ploughed under

1. outcome, result, upshot.

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