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After the Blast, Musicians in Beirut Face an Uncertain Future – VICE Worldwide

On the 4th of August, a warehouse exploded in the port of Beirut. Four tons of ammonium nitrate, stored there unsafely for over six years, were set off by a fire of unknown origin, triggering one of the largest non-nuclear blasts in history. Six weeks later I was on my way to Beirut, after they opened up their borders again from a month of lockdown.

While I was there I launched the photo project Nightingales of Beirut, focussing on the city’s music scene after the explosion. VICE reached out to some young musicians photographed by me to ask how music is helping them through the aftermath of the blast. You can read the full story on the website of VICE.

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