Published on 8th March 2015

Our Limbo

  • BEIRUT, LEBANON- 23 JANUARY 2015

    The "Our Limbo" journal, painted words said in an interview by Tala.

  • BEIRUT, LEBANON- 21 NOVEMBER 2014
    23 year old Tala's dried Jasmines in her notebook at her new home in Beirut. The Jasmines are from Damascus. "This war has lost a lot of who I am, I'm not used to being so dead inside. I close my eyes and wish this wasn't reality. That this was a movie"

  • BEIRUT, LEBANON- 10 FEBRUARY 2015

    Diana and Souad's family photo album. The photo albums were the most precious objects she managed to take out of her home in Damascus, Syria.

  • BEIRUT, LEBANON- 23 JANUARY 2015

    The "Our Limbo" journal, writing sewn into the journal which is from Tala's interview, with her home video stills from Damascus.

  • BEIRUT, LEBANON- 23 JANUARY 2015

    The "Our Limbo" journal, the spread is about Daniela from Damascus, now living in London. Left is a quote from Daniela's interview, right is a portrait of Diana in her home in London, England.

  • BEIT MERY, LEBANON- 28 NOVEMBER 2014

    Diana walks around the grounds of her wedding venue that she may be marrying in August 2015- at the Boustan Hotel.

  • DOHA, QATAR- 23 OCTOBER 2014

    Diana wears a necklace of a map of Syria- she keeps it on to feel closer to home at a social gathering.

  • BEIRUT, LEBANON- 27 NOVEMBER 2014

    Souad hugs her daughter Diana as she arrives from Qatar into Beirut, outside Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport. Since the civil war in Syria began, Souad's family members have been placed into different countries due to work opportunities.
    The text on the photo is handwritten by Souad herself.

  • DOHA, QATAR- 20 FEBRUARY 2014

    A pink coloured pigeon flies between buildings.

  • DOHA, QATAR- 22 OCTOBER 2014

    Diana, 24, from Damascus, has the wind blow in her hair against a billaboard near a City Center shopping center in Doha.

  • BEIRUT, LEBANON- 4 AUGUST 2014

    Sima, from Damascus dries her face in her bathroom at her home.

  • BEIRUT, LEBANON- 23 JANUARY 2015

    The "Our Limbo" journal, the writing is from Diana's interview.

  • DUBAI, UAE- 14 OCTOBER 2014

    Nadia, 23, from Damascus in her apartment- "I'm not really here, I go to work, come back, eat, go to sleep so I don't feel it as much"

  • BEIRUT, LEBANON- 21 SEPTEMBER 2014

    23 year old Tala from Damascus' holds one of her paintings she made in response to Syria's war in her bedroom. Although she went to university in Beirut, her plan was always to go back to Damascus and find work. "This war has lost a lot of who I am, I'm not used to being so dead inside. I close my eyes and wish this wasn't reality. That this was a movie"

  • JAL EL DIB, LEBANON- 4 NOVEMBER 2014

    Tala looks over a view of Beirut just after she has a tattoo with the initials of her family on her back. Overwhelmed with work, dealing with a break-up, Tala felt like "a weight had been lifted, it was something I always wanted to do for me, I never used to put me first".