War in my Neighbourhood

Photographs by Patrick Baz

July 17 – 15 Nov 2020

War came to my neighbourhood when I was just 12 years old. My friends and I would swagger with the local militia fighters. I was too young to fight, but transfixed by the mechanical "glamour" of war. At 17 I swapped the Kalashnikov for a camera and became a photojournalist.


The Lebanese Civil War was multifaceted and complex, the parties involved included Sunni and Shia Muslims, Druzes, Christians, Palestinians, Syria and Israel. The war lasted from 1975 to 1990.


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