Fadi BouKaram was born and raised in Beirut and never wanted to be a photographer. Growing up in a war-torn country, photos often were -- and still are -- the only remnant of the many people who don't exist anymore. These people unwittingly became mythical, for each photo of them hid fantastical stories that only the adults lived and told; it was magic.
A simple Google search on his homet of Lebanon resulted in him discovering a large number of towns in the United States that shared the same name. His curiosity about those towns led him on a multiple-year adventure on the road to explore, discover and photograph those communities and the people that make those places their home. Along the way, he has discovered much about the changing face of small-town America.
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