The Beirut blast tragedy took place on August 4, 2020. I took this picture the next day. It was this man, holding that boy between his arms, while flicking a cigarette in his hand. I was struck by their stillness, gazing with hopelessness and lethargy at the mayhem in front of them.

Photographed by Bakhos Najm. You can find him on Instragram @bakhosnajm