This photograph forms part of the Art Fund Collection of Middle Eastern Photography.

This is an Art Fund initiative for the British Museum and V&A and the broad aim is to create a world-class capsule collection of major names and emerging talents in photography from the Middle East (whether living in the region or in diaspora), from 1900 to today. The Art Fund has given the two museums grants over £150,000 for the collection and additional support for the tour of the collection. Jurayj was brought up in the US and unable to visit Lebanon until after the Civil War. Much of his work is engaged with the history of Lebanon offering an interesting artist’s perspective. His work is based on photographs which he manipulates adding material such as plexi-glass.