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Lebanese photographers put protests under camera lens

An exhibition held at the center of the protests in Beirut has introduced photography to the streets and has challenged artists to adapt to the revolutionary moment.

BEIRUT — Lebanon has been experiencing protests over the dire economic conditions, corrupt ruling elite and political system for a month. Throughout the protests, photographs have been shared widely on social media to inform people of the latest developments and to organize where to meet. 

The streets have been dominated by music and graffiti, with photos reserved for social media and news. However, this is beginning to change and with it photographers are starting to readdress how and why they present and conduct their work.

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