Photo Essay: The People of Beirut Lebanon

During my time in Beirut, Lebanon– I was fortunate enough to meet some of the nicest and most fascinating people in the world. Not only were the people extremely cordial here, but they actually liked getting their photos taken (compare this to Los Angeles and New York). Regardless of the fact that I was a blatant tourist (I was probably one of the only few Asians in the city), people were genuinely interested about my life story and why I was “gracing” their presence by visiting Beirut, Lebanon. Considering the fact that everybody there is trilingual (speaks English, French, and Arabic), it was extremely easy to converse with everybody I met.

I will forever remember Beirut, Lebanon for not only having some of the friendliest people in the world, but also for being extremely photo-friendly as well. Considering that there are practically no laws against street photography (except taking photos of military personnel and embassy buildings), it is truly the street photographers’ dream city.

If you are an avid street photographer and looking for a new place to travel to, definitely check out Beirut. When you go there, say hi to all the people in the street and tell them that “Eric says hi.”

The Son and Father - Beirut Street Photography Eric Kim
The Son and Father

The Two Friends - Beirut Lebanon Street Photography Eric Kim
The Two Friends
The Worker - Beirut Lebanon Street Photography Eric Kim
The Worker
The Smoker Beirut Lebanon Street Photography Eric Kim
The Smoker
The Barber - Beirut Lebanon Street Photography Eric Kim
The Barber
The Storekeeper - Beirut Lebanon Street Photography Eric Kim
The Storekeeper
The Players - Beirut Lebanon Street Photography Eric Kim
The Players
The Prayer 1 - Beirut Lebanon Street Photography Eric Kim
The Prayer 1
The Prayer 2 - Beirut Lebanon Street Photography Eric Kim
The Prayer 2
The Sewing Man - Beirut Lebanon Street Photography Eric Kim
The Sewing Man
The Relaxer - Beirut Lebanon Street Photography Eric Kim
The Relaxer
The Lounger - Beirut Lebanon Street Photography Eric Kim
The Lounger
The Chef - Beirut Lebanon Street Photography Eric Kim
The Chef
The Painter - Beirut Lebanon Street Photography Eric Kim
The Painter - Beirut Lebanon Street Photography Eric Kim
The Sewing Lady - Beirut Lebanon Street Photography Eric Kim
The Sewing Lady
The Watchman - Beirut Lebanon Street Photography Eric Kim
The Watchman
The Assistant - Beirut Lebanon Street Photography Eric Kim
The Assistant - Beirut Lebanon Street Photography Eric Kim
The Cook - Beirut Lebanon Street Photography Eric Kim
The Cook - Beirut Lebanon Street Photography Eric Kim
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