My Lebanon is a special place. It’s where I was born and where I live. It’s where I roam and where I come alive. My Lebanon is in the forgotten alleys and doorways, in the line of parked motorcycles on the side of the street, in the plastic crates filled with fruit and my favorite landmarks and cafes. It is where I see the past, the present and the future. Let me share my Lebanon with you.
Reem Rashash-Shaaban is a poet, writer, and photographer. After spending thirty-three years teaching at the American University of Beirut, she decided to go back to her passion: art. Reem uses her original photographs to reconstruct a new view of life and cities and mixes collage, pastel, ink and paint in her effort to keep the culture, thoughts, and traditions of people alive.