Lebanon Travel Story by Mia Bodell

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Today, we’re featuring a fascinating travel story from film photographer Mia Bodell. Mia traveled to Lebanon and was able to capture the country right before its current revolution. Here is more from Mia about her time there…

These photos are from a trip I took with my boyfriend to see his country, Lebanon. We traveled to see the beautiful Mediterranean country in September 2019. Something important to note here is that the country fell into a peaceful revolution just two weeks after we left it. Thus, these photos capture parts of a country on the brink of revolution. My boyfriends’ friends, family and I would often joke about Lebanon being the 21st century’s “Wild West” due to a combination of high levels of freedom and diversity not present throughout the Arab world, along with immense corruption and lack of government engagement in finding solutions for things such as the environmental crisis, the extremely high population of refugees, and crumbling infrastructure. At the end of the day, however, it was incredible to walk around some of the oldest cities that are beautifully balanced with modernity–for example, seeing a Phoenician ruin next to both a church and a mosque built in the 21st century is a common sight in the country. My thoughts are with the people participating in the Lebanese revolution!

Analog cameras and films used: Pentax ME (Find at KEH Camera or on eBay), Pentax IQZoom EZY (Find at KEH Camera or on eBay) | Kodak Portra 400 (Find on Amazon), Kodak Ektar 100 (Find on Amazon)

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Lebanon Travel Story by Mia Bodell on Shoot It With Film
Lebanon Travel Story by Mia Bodell on Shoot It With Film
Lebanon Travel Story by Mia Bodell on Shoot It With Film
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Lebanon Travel Story by Mia Bodell on Shoot It With Film
Lebanon Travel Story by Mia Bodell on Shoot It With Film
Lebanon Travel Story by Mia Bodell on Shoot It With Film
Lebanon Travel Story by Mia Bodell on Shoot It With Film

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