BEIRUT YOUTH is an immersive, multimedia installation of Jey Perie and Gogy Esparza's
experiences while in Beirut, Lebanon. The duo arrived in August 2016, with little more than a tentative plan to recount the lives of the city's youth, from the affluent to the disenfranchised.
Honest, raw, sensitive;
the exhibition crystallizes
the emotion they felt there, and in its people.
The beauty and blood of its pulse,
the pain and fruits of its history.
Though war-torn and fractured, the juxtaposition of such diversity in cultures, religions and opinions breed its chaos, seductively, beautifully, the way only a Beruti enchantress could.
Esparza photographed these images exclusively on 35mm film in August 2016, and on a second trip in March 2017 (over a total of 20 days). He also shot digital video, and constructed four short films on he and Perie’s experiences.
The images and video are all on display within the gallery. An exclusive, 62-page book of Esparza's 35mm photography is also available the night of the opening.
View the project and additional, exclusive content online: www.beirutyouth.com
May 30 - June 5th, 2017
Tuesday May 30th, 2017
6 to 9pm
Adidas Originals Store
115 Spring Street
New York City
Music by Deemehlow