About Tripoli Streets
Tripoli in Lebanon has been in turmoil for decades. From the civil war to the neighbourhood wars around the Alawite communities of Jabal Mohsen have plagued this area over the years. After a crackdown by the Lebanese national army, some degree of peace has returned to the ancient Tripoli-of-the-Levant. However, since the eruption of the Syrian civil war, more and more extremist groups are crossing the border from Syria into northern and eastern Lebanon, threatening this fragile peace.
Tripoli has a troubled past and a precarious future.
About the streets project
Few things are more telling about communities than the streets they live on and around. The Streets project aims to document living conditions and the state of communities in places that are only known in the West by the news of their wars, poverty, and other hardships. This project is about showing the daily life that's not commonly featured.
- 228.000 population
- 26% national poverty rate