Photographer Fadi Boukaram is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography. From the ‘Articles of Faith’ project. To see Fadi’s body of work, click on any image.
“In Lebanon, saying one is Christian is not always a religious statement; it is more often political or cultural. By the end of the 15-year civil war in 1990, Christianity– in its three largest denominations there: Maronite Catholicism, Greek Orthodoxy, and Greek Catholicism — had lost its majority status due the large number of its constituents emigrating to Europe, Australia, and North America. Now a minority, even if a substantial one, Lebanese Christians are increasingly resorting to overt signs of religiosity as way to signal their presence and mark their territory: crucifixes are worn bigger, statues are commissioned larger, and more masses and vigils are celebrated outdoors.”