Randa Mirza

Randa Mirza, winner of the Bourses du 1er livre photo, exhibits her “Beirutopia” series at Rencontres d’Arles from July 1 to September 29!

The book “Beirutopia”, published by Le Bec en l’Air, is a powerful visual essay on the socio-political and urban transformation of the Lebanese capital.

The book is divided into seven parts, chronologically covering the series that Randa Mirza produced over twenty years in Beirut. The images of this protean visual artist are multi-faceted: black-and-white slides, silver photographs, digital prints, video screen captures, montages and collages.

Unpublished texts by Randa Mirza and curator and writer Rasha Salti complete this visual approach. Other texts by Lebanese authors selected by the photographer from the abundant existing literature on Beirut, providing an insight into the city’s history.

Eyes Wide Open is delighted to support Randa Mirza’s project as part of the 1st Photo Book Grants program (2023 edition). Supported by SAIF.

Signings on July 4, 5 and 6 at France PhotoBook’s Bec en l’Air stand and at Librairie Croisière.