Georges Salameh – Refuge Dreamgrove
“Refuge Dreamgrove” is a photographic series based on the notion of hospitality.
These words were pronounced by a prostitute, hosting a scared 12 years old kid.
He was one of thousands greek survivors from the “Asia Minor Catastroph” of 1922.
To reach Lebanon, he walked barefoot from Smyrna in Turkey, for days, before losing the rest of his family on the road and seek refuge for 4 nights in a brothel in the port area of Beirut.
For the rest of his life, this sentence and that city became his haven.
That kid was my grandfather, the one I never met.
The series is formed by triptychs divided into three categories:
#1 Men asleep in public places or means of transport.
#2 Internal spaces where I was welcomed to stay.
#3 View from a host’s window, balcony, terrace…
More images and other interesting projects on georgessalameh.blogspot.it. Georges Salameh (b. 1973) is a Sicily based Greek-Lebanese visual storyteller. He studied film in Paris and he moved to Athens where he made his first projects. Currently he lives and works in Palermo.