Bronze 2020 / Editorial / Political

Lebanon. Reconstruction of The Future

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

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. Her work has been featured in national and international exhibitions and is on LensCulture, PhotoVogue, blink, Fondo Malerba per la Fotografia, L’Oeil de la photographie, Aesthetica Magazine, All About Photo, Dodho magazine, OpenEye, Saatchi Art,Artribun and Exibart. Her name is included in the Art in America's Guide 2017 and in the TOP 100 artists 2018 by the Circle Foundation for the Arts-France. She is a member of PhotoVogue and she is represented by the Art+Commerce Agency-PhotoVogue Collection N.Y.