Be … Longing.
Photographs by Fouad Elkoury.
Solidere / Steidl, 2011. 160 pp., 140 color illustrations, 7x9½".
This book presents photographs from Fouad Elkoury’s forty-year career, many of which have not been published until
now. From Beirut to Paris, from Cairo to Istanbul, and in other places where Elkoury has left a part of himself behind,
his images form a pictorial autobiography across different cultures. Regardless of his subject – concrete skeletons of
skyscrapers under construction, an armed solder waiting behind a bank of sandbags, a fur coat drying on a clothesline
– Elkoury’s photographs convey the unavoidable passing of time.