Beirut: Yasmina Hilal
In 2020, I was unexpectedly stuck in Beirut during the pandemic, which prolonged my stay there. That turned into deeper turmoil due to an explosion on the 4th of August in Beirut. Being a victim myself, I was not able to immediately process the trauma. I started documenting the aftermath on the third day of the explosion, and continued for a full two months. I photographed around 40 subjects in their environments. Some were injured, some lost their homes, some lost their loved ones. It felt crucial to keep talking about Beirut. This is not a trend.