Bronze 2020 / Editorial / Political

Lebanon. Reconstruction of The Future

  • Prizes
    Bronze in Editorial/Political
  • Company
    Fp-Francesca Pompei
  • Photographer
    Francesca Pompei

Lebanon is still dealing with the aftermath of the civil war. Abandoned spots, damaged buildings and war ruins are spread through all the country and most of historical, and artistic sites are totally abandoned. In many cases it is very hard to decide whether the ruins should be demolished or restored and if restored,which program is going to be applied. To date, the majority of local authorities and architects consider the situation as failed and there have been activists’protests against the further demolition of Lebanon‘s built cultural heritage joining the clashes started in October 2019.

Francesca Pompei is a professional photographer focused on arts and architectural images. She is a member of the board of Italian Association of Professional Photographers-TAU Visual and she is represented by the Galerie Bruno Massa in Paris. Her photos have been featured in national and international exhibitions such as Art Basel Miami Beach 2012, Frieze Art Fair New York 2014, FOTOGRAFIA-Festival Internazionale Roma 2014, Art Fair Tokyo 2017. Her works feature also on LensCulture, blink, Art+Commerce Agency-PhotoVogue Collection and are part of the of the Fondo Malerba per la Fotografia.