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Norbert Schiller has been photographing the Middle East and North Africa for three decades and currently serves as the curator for photorientalist.org, dedicated to 19th- and 20th-century photography in those regions. He has worked for the Associated Press and Agence France Press, and has contributed to
The New York Times
A Million Steps: Discovering the Lebanon Mountain Trail
(2011, Interlink Books).
Articles by Norbert Schiller
Rust and Dreams on the Beirut-Damascus Railroad
Written by Zina Hemady and Norbert Schiller
Photographed by Norbert Schiller
Built with a third, toothed rail to help it over the mountains, the railroad between the capitals was a world-class engineering feat of the late 19th century. It ran for 80 years, and hopes for its revival may yet be gathering steam.
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