This Instagram Showcases The Beauty, Destruction, and Nostalgia of Lebanon
Creative designer/photographer Omar Reda has, like most people, a love/hate relationship with the city of his birth, Tripoli, Lebanon. In his photography, you can see the love he has for the city, from the way he captures the beauty of its architecture to the way he captures the soul of the locals. But Reda’s frustrations with a city gripped by poverty, corruption, and political tension also show in his photography — and it’s literally written all over it.
In Reda’s untitled series of Instagram photos, he takes pictures of the sights around Lebanon and adds sarcastic and sometimes enlightening words on top of his photos. From critiquing the city’s small pockets of nostalgia that’s devoid of technology to showcasing the large income gap between millionaires living in condos right above the slums, Reda’s series is both clever and eye-opening. His photos prove that a pretty picture always has more to the story. And fortunately for us, we’ll always know what that story is.