After premiering the exhibition in New York City in June 2017, Beirut Youth has also exhibited in Dubai, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Lebanon, and is now coming to Paris.
Jey Perie and Gogy Esparza arrived in Beirut in August of 2016 with the intent to recount the lives of its youth, from the affluent to disenfranchised. This exhibition tries its best to crystalize the emotion the two artists felt there. Its beauty and the fruits of its history.
Esparza photographed these images exclusively on 35mm film in August 2016, and on a second trip in March 2017. He also shot digital video and constructed four short films on his and Perie’s experiences.