Lebanon, December 2016-January 2017
I travelled across Lebanon in December 2016 and January 2017 visiting different areas of the country: from the slum areas of Beirut, such as Sabra and Shatila, to the Syrian refugee camps, from the predominantly Kurdish to the Hezbollah quarters, up to the borders with Syria, beyond the Beqaa Valley. It was a period in which the Syrian refugees were pouring into the streets of Beirut, a fascinating city always trying to strike a balance between opposite interests of different religious, political and economic groups. From a quarter to another, this city showed stark contradictions: the businessmen and the mendicants, the Lebanese middle class and the Syrian refugees, the Palestinians and the Armenians, the Hezbollah guards and the Lebanese soldiers, the land speculation and the ruins of war. Here there are some of the most meaningful photos of that journey, which I have told on a reportage on Panorama.