Chérine Yazbeck

From Above – picture after

Satellite installation


Color, glossy, on black foam

Video: 1,16 minute


Satellite Imagery and 3D Video of the Beirut Port Silos Before and After the Blast.

The catastrophic explosion that unfolded at the Beirut port on August 4, 2020, left an indelible mark on the city and its people. In this exploration, we delve into the profound impact of satellite imagery, which enables us to witness the Beirut port silos both before and after the blast, and a mesmerizing 3D video that takes us on an emotional journey, visually chronicling the port’s transformation from a thriving operational hub to a site of utter devastation. These visual representations provide not just a perspective but an emotional connection to the tragedy.

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About the Artist

A versatile artist from Beirut, delves into urban exploration photography, inspired by her city’s history of loss and resilience. Born in 1970, she fuses photojournalism with multimedia artistry, exploring themes of city life, destruction, and memory. Beirut is not just her backdrop; it’s a living entity shaping her identity. Chérine Yazbeck’s art transcends traditional photography, encompassing instal- lations and documentaries, offering immersive experiences challenging perceptions. Her work unveils hidden stories, giving voice to the voiceless, documenting Beirut’s triumphs amid adversity. Amidst a world saturated with images, the artist’s authenticity shines, revealing the city’s resilience through her lens. Her art is a testament to the enduring power of creativity, finding beauty amidst chaos.

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