/ Leslie Hakim-Dowek / Photo story

Where Do Swans Come From? Along The Beirut River

Where Do Swans Come From? is comprised of three sub-series: South-East Beirut, Bekaa Valley and Along the Beirut River. Following the end of the civil war, Lebanon was divided by many invisible boundaries and deeper segregation.

This series is a multi-layered representation of youth living with the legacy of conflict and Along the Beirut River has a focus on the Armenian community.

Leslie Hakim-Dowek is a visual artist of Lebanese origin based in London. Her practice mainly focuses on issues of identity, migration and memory often combining photography, archival material and creative writing. She is a senior lecturer in photography at the University of Portsmouth and has widely exhibited in the UK and abroad.