Taking bits and pieces of my photos of people, streets, and neighbourhoods of Beirut and reconstructing them into organized chaos.
The collage series takes you on a walk in the streets of Beirut. It is a representation of the city’s post-war glory–where you can still see traces of the past intertwine with the present to create a promising future. Visualizing a city bursting with energy and the liveliness of the people echoing through its unshakable walls and resonating in its historical streets. The work is a representation of Beirut’s interlaced neighbourhoods and hidden gems where the enthusiasm of neighbors echoes through closed doors and their love for life resonates through their everyday lives.
Ghena Safawi is a multidisciplinary visual artist from Lebanon living in Texas. She works as a visual designer during the weekdays and a photographer in her free time. Ghena is an avid traveler, loves visiting new cities and exploring different aspects of cultures. Ghena has been an active visual artist for more than 6 years. Some of her photography work was exhibited in The Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio (2014), the Polaroid Museum in Las Vegas (2014), featured in Newsweek magazine (2015), and in the Memory Makers book by Lexar (2017), in addition to being part of the photography mural at the ALT Hotel in Toronto.