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Phillipe Pernot and Mira Succari

Pernot and Succari

Philippe Pernot is a French-German photojournalist also living in Beirut. Covering anarchist, environmentalist, and queer social movements, he is now the Lebanon correspondent for Frankfurter Rundschau and editor for various international media.

Mira Succari is a freelance Lebanese translator.


In the fertile Bekaa Plain, Lebanon's longest river has become an open garbage dump due to corruption and mismanagement. Animals are dying and people are falling ill. But despite the crisis, the situation is gradually improving.

10 October, 2023