NOOR - The eye can see, but the hand cannot reach
Utilising his academic background in international Conflict studies from the London School of Economics, Adib Chowdhury’s work focuses on documenting how conflict shapes identity. The themes of forced migration and environmental issues are also of interest.
His work has been published in WIRED, Post Internazionale, Cosmopolitan, amongst others. His work was awarded the Marty Forscher Fellowship Fund for humanistic photography, as well as the PDN Annual 2016.
The eye can see, but the hand cannot reach
This project addresses the fluid nature of what a homeland and citizenship means. It follows Syrian refugees fleeing their home to Europe- some envisioning a temporary stay, and others perhaps a longer one. It contrasts with Palestinians that have been living in Lebanon’s largest refugee camp since 1948, and their yearning for a return whilst being treated as second-class citizens in Lebanon.
Amidst this, the project will document Palestinian refugees that have fled Syria and consider it home and now live beside Palestinians that have been living in Lebanon for their entire lives.