Sunday, April 12, 2015

How the Lebanese war started 40 years ago in 12 pictures. So we never forget.

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This is how it was, alive, booming, unaware of what was brewing. And then…



9 comments:

Unknown said...

And then, all hell broke loose.

Lola Koundakjian said...

Please credit the photojournalists. They put their lives in danger to report this horrible war.

Wis Bis said...

the problem is we didn't learn our leson, and the new generation doesn't even care...

Nabbar said...

If they don't care, it's because they don't know anything about this war ! It's a taboo and it's not teached in their schools

Anonymous said...

Remember the destructions in Beirut when we landed in 1978, heading for southern Lebanon

Claude El Khal said...

Lola Koundakjian, I would love to credit the photojournalists. Unfortunately, I found the photos on the internet (it wasn't very easy, the early days of the war are not well documented) and I couldn't find out their names. If you can help, I'd really appreciate. Thank you.

(I'm actually facing the same problem for most photos that I find on the net and use as illustrations for some articles. That's why I don't credit where it's due. I'm looking at ways to resolve that. My aim is for this blog to be a "serious" and reliable source of infos and opinions, so I'm doing my best to be as ethical and "professional" as I possibly can.)

Lola Koundakjian said...

Claude: I feel your pain. I think you can start with a call for help, see if any librarians around the world can assist you (write a couple of paragraphs regarding your project). You can also check the websites for AP, AFP, and such organizations; their online databases will have these pictures online with a watermark, but tagged and available to compare to your group above. It's very serious work, even with the advent of the internet. I wish you GOOD LUCK!

Alyssa thomas said...

nice collection and also informative

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Anonymous said...

Politics and religion have always caused lots of pain to the region and world. A lesson never learned!