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"The concept of my photos," photographer Joe Ghanem told The Daily Star, "is capturing those elderly people who are forced to work as security guards". Last July, Ghanem took the first place prize in the Byblos Bank Award for Photography.The show's 15 photos explore an often overlooked part of Lebanese society – Beirut's elderly security guards and their strenuous work.Ghanem began working on the series seven months ago.Many of these security guards were on medication, Ghanem explained, which affects their physical strength.The photo alludes to the loneliness of the job.Ghanem is currently completing his photography degree in at Notre Dame University, Louaize.
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