Meet the Author
Houda Kassatly is an ethnologist and a professional photographer. Her work focuses on projects relating to memory and the heritage of Lebanon and the Middle East. She is an associate researcher with UIR Mémoire, the interdisciplinary research unit on memory at Saint Joseph University, and director of the culture-and-heritage programme of the Lebanese non-profit organisation arcenciel. An international expert in the field of popular traditions, she has also founded a publishing house, Al Ayn, specialising in the region’s cultural and architectural heritage. Kassatly has written numerous books and her photographs have been shown in many exhibitions in Lebanon, France and Belgium. Her most recent work focuses on the destruction inflicted on Aleppo’s Old City.