Since the beginning of the war, Abdallah Farah methodically burned the negatives of the images from which the postcards had been edited, according to the street battles and the bombings, and following the course of the missiles and the destruction they caused, as if he was trying to match the images with his daily life. He reproduced the destructions caused to the buildings which he saw gradually disappear because of the bombings and the street battles. He acted in a highly organized and documented way, following closely the path of the bombings and destroying the negatives according to daily events. This is what we termed the “Historical processes
”. They represent nowadays an attempted chronicle of certain phases of the Lebanese civil wars.
Various battles were documented in this way, and mainly three armed conflicts of what is known as the “Battle of the hotels
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