In the last few weeks, triggered by a devastating explosion, the majority of the world has bore witness to the tragic injustices and astronomical levels of corruption that Lebanon has been subjected to in recent years.
Still working away in the shadows in a bid to recover both psychologically and economically from the blast, the resilience of the Lebanese people has never been overlooked within the region.
With the nation’s creatives amongst those most severely impacted—namely due to the geographical location of their studios and the blast—a number of photo sales, screenings, t-shirt sales and donations have been made from fellow photographers and designers across the world and region, in a bid to support the once-thriving scene.
But outside of signing petitions and buying products that donate a portion of the sales back to Lebanese creatives, you might be wondering how else you can support the relief effort? Well, it may seem trivial but even your Instagram can help.
By following Lebanese photogaphers and amplifying their work by reposting it to your audience and promoting the incredible visual arts coming out of the now-devastated nation – you could be helping them land their next big job. Let’s not downplay the importance of a good ‘follow’ on the ‘gram.
Here are six Lebanese photographers you should follow on Instagram.