Friday, July 6, 2018

Moet et Chandon sponsors the Beirut Hotel Wars #flashback

Originally published: Dec. 22, 2009
Just like I sometimes feel that the Palestinian Intifada was "sponsored" by Nike (Otherwise, why were there so many Palestinian youth having the logo on their black hoodie as they threw stones?) some of the most memorable images of the Lebanese war also have "brands" and "sponsorship" on them. Like these photos taken during the celebrations of the Phalangists as they won the Holiday Inn during one of the Hotel Battles - the jubilation was to be of short duration - they lost it back to the Palestinians not so long after. But the Moet et Chandon photos are still a testimony to that frozen moment in time.