“I am originally from Lebanon. I have not seen my home in 10 years. I like Israel and the friends I have made here, but my parents wish they can go back to Lebanon. My sisters and brother are learning Hebrew, but my parents only speak Arabic so that is hard. Yesterday, we went to Tel Aviv (three hours from home) to the defense ministry with all the Lebanese that are in Israel. We went on a protest asking for more rights. We need secure jobs and the financial help that they promised us after my father fought for them in the war.”
The NYC based photographer Gillian Laub studied literature at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and photography at the International Center of Photography in NYC. Her work is represented and exhibited by the Bonni Benrubi Gallery in NYC. Additionally Laub has shown at Andrea Meislin Gallery, Exit Art, Yossi Milo Gallery, and SoHo Triad all in NYC, Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta, Wayne State University in Detroit, and abroad at FOAM Photography Museum in Amsterdam and Paris Photo International at Le Carousel de Louvre in Paris. Ms. Laub’s photographs have been published regularly in the New York Times Magazine, and have also appeared in Time Out New York, New York Magazine, Art on Paper, Marie Claire, Flair, PDN, and Newsweek.