Lucien Samaha, "The Flight Attendant Years: 1978–1986"

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A native of Lebanon who now calls New York home, Lucien Samaha is a photographer born with jet fuel and salty snacks in his veins: His father was a flight attendant, and the artist became one himself on his 20th birthday, in 1978. Over the ensuing decade, he documented his life serving countless passengers aboard TWA, in both color and black-and-white images. Picturing himself and his former coworkers on duty and off, Samaha offers an intimate, behind-the-scenes portrayal of the jet age as a series of family snapshots, capturing a close-knit tribe of global nomads with few ties to the ground.

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