While visiting her parents’ homeland of Lebanon, photojournalist Natalie Naccache noticed most families had a maid who assumed many household roles: cook, housekeeper, mother, nurse. She says the maid culture is embedded in the Lebanese way of life, which is why she chose to capture it in her photo essay “No, Madam.”
Natalie Naccache is a British-Lebanese photographer based in Beirut. She is currently a Reportage Emerging Talent. See more of her work on the Reportage Web site.
Caption: Miles takes dishes back to the kitchen. The 25-year-old Filipina said she is “so happy” working at the family home and feels lucky to have such a job. (Photo by Natalie Naccache)