الشوير و تلالها: سجل مصور
Shweir and its hills: a photographic record
Lebanon, Shweir, Photograpy, Badr El-Hage
288 pp; arabic & english text, translated into english by Sabah Ghandour, profusely illustrated in duotone 19th century photographs.Paperback binding, Copy in mint condition. new. Index, Biblio. The work consists of three parts as follows: I. Shweir, a background. II. Photographers in Shweir. III. Photographic record. The material is based on three sources: first one is a photographic collection taken by two Shweiri photographers: Nasib Nasr Khonaysir and Wadi’ Sabi’ Muja’is; second source is the postcards taken by Lebanese and foreign photographers; and the third source consists of: cartes-de-visite and cabinet portraits taken in Shweir or of migratory Shweiris. Two chapters supplement the visual material: one discusses the historical growth of the town, its social and urban life and economic, cultural and educational background, the second chapter covers what is known of the Shweiri photographers and the techniques they used in order to understand the photographs in their historical context.