Akram Zaatari

Akram Zaatari, born Lebanon, 1966, spent his adolescence housebound because of the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990). Like most people, because of the coronavirus, Zaatari is once again confined to his home. During his youth in confinement, he took photographs, made recordings and wrote descriptions of what he observed. These documents would eventually make their way into his work. His contribution SECOND READING forms the beginning of a reflection on a second confinement, due not to war but to a global health crisis that presents a huge challenge to society, testing solidarity.