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Italian photographer Lorenzo Meloni moved to Beirut from 2012-2014 to record the aftermath of the fall of Gaddafi in Libya and the conflict in Syria. “The day I took this photo, I climbed the stairs to the top floor of a building, which was riddled with bullet holes. When I was leaving one apartment, I turned and saw the children there on the chairs in front of the shattered wall; they seemed to perfectly sum up how families were living in the middle of the conflict,” Meloni says.

I follow the themes and places that I’ve always been interested in, and I work as hard as possible

Lorenzo Meloni

Lorenzo Meloni was born and raised in Rome.

His work currently focuses on the political balances of the Middle East and the consequences of its conflicts on the population. He moved to Beirut (2012 – 2014) and dedicated himself to long-term projects regarding the aftermath of the fall of Gaddafi in Libya, the conflict in Syria, with a certain attention to area of Rojava, and its consequences in Lebanon.

His work has been exhibited at Italian and international festivals such as the Venice Biennale, Visa pour L’Image, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Boutographies and Fotoleggendo and it has been featured in internationally prominent publications including The Telegraph, TIME, Le Figaro, Vanity Fair, Internazionale, L’Espresso, La Repubblica.

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