Traces of light is an exhibition that presents a collection of photos taken by photographers Lorenzo Tugnoli and Diego Ibarra Sanchez.
The exhibition aims at casting a light on the lives of Syrians forced to flee to Lebanon due to the Syrian conflict and that now live in informal settlements (ITS) in the Northern Bekaa Valley, where GVC provides relief and services to refugee communities. In addition to the photos collected for GVC, the exhibition also showcases the ongoing personal projects of the photographers involved. Lorenzo Tugnoli’s “NABAA” reflects on the daily life of a neighborhood in Beirut, home to century-long stories of migrations. Diego Ibarra Sánchez’s “LIMBO” investigates the light and the darkness of refugees’ lives in Lebanon, struggling for dignity beyond the harsh conditions they are facing. Partners of the exhibition are the Municipality of Beirut, the Lebanon Humanitarian Fund of the United Nations, and ECHO, the European Commission - Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid Operations - ECHO of the European Commission.