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Since 1999 Raad has made work addressing the recent history of Lebanon under the persona The Atlas Group. This work assembles one hundred images, showing the aftermath of car bombs in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990). Arranged in a claustrophobic grid, they convey the numbing repetition and banality of violence in wartime. The photographs are authentic photojournalistic images. However, the way they are presented challenges the notions of historical veracity and the reliability
of personal and collective memory.

November 2006