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French-le­banese pho­tog­ra­pher Bi­lal Tarabey was the win­ner of the Photomed pho­tog­ra­phy com­pe­ti­tion in Jan­uary, with his black and white se­ries “Al Aawda” (The Re­turn.) Shot be­tween Fe­bru­ary and De­cem­ber 2015, the 20 pho­to­graphs il­lus­trate Tarabey’s move home to Le­banon. The prize gives him an op­por­tu­nity to ex­hibit his se­ries at Photomed Fes­ti­val in Sa­nary, France, in 2016. “I am very moved to rep­re­sent Le­banon. Born and raised in Paris, I al­ways felt that some­thing was miss­ing and it was my coun­try,” Tarabey says. “This se­ries ‘Al Aawda’ tells that story, how by a com­bi­na­tion of cir­cum­stances I fi­nally moved back to Beirut. I feel very honored and touched by this award.”


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