Through her series of pictures artist Lara Atallah wanted to immortalize an old abandoned school found in Bliss street, and the memories hidden in its walls.
Mission accomplished for the artist. As soon as you enter the Ayyam gallery you feel overwhelmed by emotions coming out from the photographs. It's like that old school was back to life
You can imagine the teacher at the blackboard, children laughters seem confined in the stack of chairs, and the big blue door is just waiting to be opened. One more time the magic of Art operates. Walls really can talk!
Lara Atallah is a talented emerging Lebanese photographer. Born
in Beirut in 1989 she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the American University of Beirut. Since graduating, she has dedicated her work to address social issues.
Placing second in the 2011 "Shabab Ayyam Photography" Competition in Dubai in 2011, her photographs have since been sold in the 12th and 13th editions of the Young Collectors Auction organized by Ayyam Auctions in Dubai. In 2012, Lara Atallah became the first recipient of the Khaled Ead scholarship and will begin studies towards her MFA in photography
“If walls can talk” exhibition features 12 images. It runs from May 22 till june 20th . You cannot miss it! Location Ayyam Gallery. Click HERE to go to their website