Karbala Photography Club seeks to bring together photography practitioners in Iraq and the holy city of Karbala to provide space for creativity and to exchange technical, intellectual and technological expertise in this field. Through advocacy and participation in local and international forums. The club has actively contributed to the consolidation of photographic culture and […]
Karbala Photography Club
Talk | Lebanese Copyright Laws in Visual Arts and Photographyhttps://bcplebanon.org/blog/event/talk-lebanese-copyright-laws-in-visual-arts-and-photography/Art Nub Beirut85 Elias Medawar street, Abou Jaoude building, 2nd floor, Achrafieh, Lebanon
Beirut Center of Photography – BCP and Art Nub Beirut cordially invite you to attend Lebanese Copyright Laws in Visual Arts with a particular emphasis on photography a talk by attorney and photographer Serge Najjar.
In an era where the abundance of visual material is easily accessible, users often neglect the legal risks involved in using images protected by copyright.
Many creators are either unaware that laws protecting their creations exist or do not know them well.
Serge will discuss the moral and patrimonial copyright laws and will create a debate around the subject as well as the society’s need for fair access to visual material in various domains including the internet, television, cinema, and print.
Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 6, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Art Nub Beirut
85 Elias Medawar street, Abou Jaoude building, 2nd floor, Achrafieh, Lebanon
Important: The number of seats being limited, kindly reserve by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
Serge Najjar, Ph.D. (Paris II – Assas) is an attorney at law and a senior associate in Ibrahim Najjar Law Firm. He is specialized in property and commercial law. He has worked on various projects
aiming to modernize Lebanese laws related to copyright, intellectual and industrial property. He is also an award-winning photographer.
Exhibition | International competition of women photographershttps://bcplebanon.org/blog/event/exhibition-international-competition-of-women-photographers/Institut français du LibanInstitut Français Du Liban, Beirut, Lebanon
Month of the Francophonie in Lebanon
In the feminine!
Opening Thursday 7 March at 18:30
The International Association of Women Photographers aims to promote women photographers around the world. It acts as a global platform to increase their visibility to an international audience, professional or amateur. As part of this mission, the IWPA Prize offers a traveling exhibition to major cities and capitals in the Middle East, Europe and Asia, presenting the work of the laureate and finalists.
In order to promote and encourage the expression of the new talents of women photographers, Dubai, Beirut, Amman, Paris, Delhi and Riyadh wanted to associate to host exhibitions in 2019 of this photography prize. The exhibition is inaugurated every year in March, the month of women in the world.
The IWPA exhibition presents a selection of images from each photographer’s series. In 2019, participants had the choice between the “free theme” or the theme “Brotherhood”. The diversity, richness and quality of their works speak for themselves.
Winner: Wan Chee Chan (China – HK) –
Finalists: Solmaz Daryani (Iran – UK) – Sydney Lea Lebour (France) – Olya Morvan (Ukraine) – Olga Kukush (Ukraine) – Maryam Firuzi (Iran) – Mahsa Ahrabi Fard ( Iran) – Liliana Velasquez (Mexico) – Laura Pannack (United Kingdom) – Maria Contreras Coll (Spain) – Felicia Simion (Romanian)
Monday – Friday | 10am – 7pm
Saturday | 10 am – 3 pm
Closed on Sundays.
The sea leaves us when we leave - البحر يغادرنا عندما نرحلhttps://bcplebanon.org/blog/event/the-sea-leaves-us-when-we-leave-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%a8%d8%ad%d8%b1-%d9%8a%d8%ba%d8%a7%d8%af%d8%b1%d9%86%d8%a7-%d8%b9%d9%86%d8%af%d9%85%d8%a7-%d9%86%d8%b1%d8%ad%d9%84/Tree of ArtElias Medawar, Beirut (347.93 mi) Achrafieh, Lebanon
Marwan Tahtah is a professional photographer who has been working in the Lebanese press since 2000. Besides his own projects, he has worked on projects of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Goethe Institute, and other organizations. Marwan’s works have been exhibited in several photo galleries in Beirut, Paris, and Berlin. In June 2016, he received a master’s degree in photography from the National Higher School of Photography in Arles, France.
مروان طحطح مصوّر محترف يعمل في مجال الصحافة اللبنانيّة منذ العام 2000. إلى جانب مشاريعه الخاصّة، عمل ضمن مشاريع خاصّة باللجنة الدولية للصليب الأحمر، معهد غوته، ومنظّمات أخرى. عُرضت أعمال مروان في العديد من معارض الصور في بيروت، باريس، وبرلين. في حزيران 2016، حاز على شهادة ماجستير في التصوير الفوتوغرافي من المدرسة الوطنية العليا لفن التصوير في آرل، فرنسا.
C'est Beyrouthhttps://bcplebanon.org/blog/event/1877/Institut des Cultures d'Islam - France56 rue Stephenson Paris, France
From March 28 to July 28, 2019, the Institute of Cultures of Islam presents “It is Beirut”, the exhibition curated by Sabyl Ghoussoub.
The works of sixteen photographers and videographers testify to the place of the community, the religion and the individual, in Beirut since the Israeli-Lebanese conflict of 2006.
The exhibition proposes to discover Beirut differently, through a route that takes place on the two exhibition spaces of ICI, rue Léon and rue Stephenson.
Exhibition with the works of Mohamad Abdouni, Hassan Ammar, Ziad Antar, Patrick Baz, Myriam Boulos, Roy Dib, Christopher Donner, Fouad Elkoury, Sirine Fattouh, Cha Gonzalez, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Vianney Le Caer, Randa Mirza, and Natalie Naccache.
Curator: Sabyl Ghoussoub
Art Director: Bérénice Saliou
General Management: Stéphanie Chazalon
Scientific Committee: Dimitri Beck, Marine Bougaran, Ziad Majed, Tarek Nahas, Rasha Salah
With the support of the Lebanese Embassy in France and the French Institute of Lebanon
Associated media: Artistik Rezo, The Candy, Liberation, L’Orient le Jour, Radio Nova, Polka, Salamnews, Saphirnews.com, TV5MONDE
Du 28 mars au 28 juillet 2019, l’Institut des Cultures d’Islam présente “C’est Beyrouth”, exposition curatée par Sabyl
Les œuvres de seize artistes photographes et vidéastes témoignent de la place de la communauté, de la religion et de l’individu, à Beyrouth depuis le conflit israélo-libanais de 2006.
L’exposition propose de découvrir Beyrouth autrement, à travers un parcours qui prend place sur les deux espaces d’exposition de l’ICI, rue Léon et rue Stephenson.
Exposition avec les œuvres de Mohamad Abdouni, Hassan Ammar, Ziad Antar, Patrick Baz, Myriam Boulos, Roy Dib, Christophe Donner, Fouad Elkoury, Sirine Fattouh,
Cha Gonzalez, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige,
Vianney Le Caer, Randa Mirza et Natalie Naccache.
Commissariat : Sabyl Ghoussoub
Direction artistique : Bérénice Saliou
Direction générale : Stéphanie Chazalon
Comité scientifique : Dimitri Beck, Marine Bougaran,
Ziad Majed, Tarek Nahas, Rasha Salah
Avec le soutien de l’Ambassade du Liban en France et de l’Institut Français du Liban
Médias associés : Artistik Rezo, Le Bonbon, Libération,
L’Orient le Jour, Radio Nova, Polka, Salamnews, Saphirnews.com, TV5MONDE
Merging the realistic registration and geometric abstraction of the urban landscapes the intrinsic interpretation of Lebanese photographer Vicky Mokbel’s series ‘Urbaneyes’ features an abundance of architectural masterpieces. Currently exhibited at La Belle Hortense, a concept bookstore and wine cellar in Paris, Vicky’s images are replete with dense rhythm, color, motif, and lines that offer intricate […]
Transfixed by Beirut’s very distinct, yet consequential reality of the dense city and its open sea, Lebanese photojournalist Marwan Tahtah’s recent body of work ‘The Sea Leaves Us When We’re Gone’ portrays a contradictory, melancholic, and hopeful society. Home to individuals from diverse social, cultural, and economic, backgrounds, the last accessible public beaches in Beirut […]
L’Institut des Cultures d’Islam in Paris presents “C’est Beyrouth,” an exhibition that is taking place between March 28, and July 28. Showcasing the work of multidisciplinary artists the exhibit sheds light on the Lebanese capital while portraying its contradictions, individuals, and its miss understood narratives. Being referred to as the Switzerland of the Middle East […]
LES MAITRES DU SECRET – JACK DABAGHIAN The Druze community has a power of fascination that does not diminish since the Orientalists. Guardian of a secret and a religion described by Gérard de Nerval and Lamartine as mysterious, and who remains so today; it has preserved its traditions and an enigmatic aura despite the evolution […]
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An extensive crowd of photographers, spectators, and dealers gathered at Alserkal Avenue between February 4 and February 9, in anticipation for the annual celebration of GPP Photo Week, the longest-running multinational photography festival in the Middle East. Organized by Gulf Photo Plus (GPP), Dubai’s leading center for photography, in partnership with Alserkal Avenue, The Arab […]
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Amid Egypt’s ‘January Revolution’ of 2011, former banker and photography enthusiast Marwa Abu Leila abandoned her eleven-year corporate career to venture off into the world of Image making. Out of shared interest, friends and co-founders, Abu Leila and Karim El Khadem entered the world of photography with a neutral and raw approach. Without any preconceived […]
On January 16, 2019, Mina Image Centre will be launching its first exhibition “Untroubled” curated by Matthieu Humery and dedicated to one of the major photographers in the 20th century, Irving Penn, whose work will show for the first time in the Arab World. The exhibition will run till April 28, 2019. Recognized as one […]
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Tens even hundreds of photographers covered the « Yellow Vests » riots that broke out in Paris over the past three weeks… Though covered by many, we would like to shed the light on four photographers who had a special relationship with the uproar and were able to document it from a perspective that was […]
In an effort to provide the education, mentorship and an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, emerging photographers and artists from MENA, SouthEast Asia and Africa are invited to submit their applications for a scholarship offered by Gulf Photo Plus (GPP) to attend the Tanya Habjouqa’s documentary photography workshop at GPP Photo Week 2019. Preferred applicants are photographers and […]
Uncovered through the eyes of Lebanese photographer and writer Samer Mohdad, the photograph of an orphaned boy carrying the bullet pierced portrait of his murdered father is strikingly expressive. Composed with sharp and bold contrasts between light and dark, the socially, and politically aware photograph, from Mohdad’s body of work ‘War Children, Lebanon 1984 – 1992’, echoes […]
‘Fleeting Acts’ is a series by Lebanese Photographer Munir Abdallah which explores the transitory, transform, and ritualistic acts of homosexual couples. The opening of the exhibition will take place on November 28 at 6 pm at ARTLAB Gallery. Fascinated with nudity, and freedom of sexual expression, Abdallah traveled to Bulgaria in 1982 to study cinematography. […]
Resembling a scene from the well-known tv series Hareem Al Sulatan, the carefully constructed set design in the portrait of ‘Nadine’ a migrant worker embodying Sultana is intensively decorated with a variety of elements reminiscent of the luxury, wealth and royalty that once ruled the historical ottoman palaces. Suggestive of the ‘Tableau Vivant,’ ‘Nadine’ is […]
The official launch of Michel Zoghzoghi’s new photography book Cattitude and the Unbearable Lightness of Woofing will take place on November 15 starting at 6 pm at Station Beirut. Lebanese Photographer and animal rights advocate Michel Zoghzoghi began photographing domesticated animals three years ago to aid in their adoption. As time went by, photographs initially […]
fotofever paris 2017 from fotofever on Vimeo. Returning to the Carrousel du Louvre for its 7th edition, Fotofever Paris is an international contemporary photography art fair founded in 2011 by Cécile Schall. It aims to encourage individuals to collect photography and support artists throughout their lives by enabling the discovery of new talents and […]
Christians of Lebanon: Rites and Rituals is a photography book that explores the situation of Lebanon’s Christians in the 21st century. The signing of the book will take place on Wednesday, November 7 at 8 pm at the booth of the French Institute of Lebanon during the Salon du Livre Francophone de Beyrouth. After consciously […]
Photographer and artist Vladimir Antaki announces the crowdfunding campaign for his photobook “The Guardians,” which features around 70 photographs of artisans, workers, and small traders that have been photographed in their environment. The campaign is ongoing and will be held till November 15 on the Zoomaal platform. Born out of the desire to document and pay […]
At first glance, the photograph of the quiet city hidden behind the bare concrete building dominates the scene of what is seemingly a mundane night in one of Beirut’s many construction sites. It does not take long for one to notice the subtle yet unsettling lifeless body of a woman found near the red blood […]
At the Photokina, the stands of the big players were like cathedrals, with large backlit screens as stained glass, where photographers and photo-enthusiasts could celebrate their favorite brands and compare their zooms. What struck me is that progress seemed as carved in stone as in cathedrals. The main novelty was a new format: the mirrorless […]
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Co-edited by Nour Salamé, founder of Kaph Books, and Clémence Cottard Hachem, Head of Collections at the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut, and sponsored by Byblos Bank, On Photography in Lebanon is a collective publication that invites forty contributing authors from various areas of expertise to share their insight on photography. It also displays […]
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“Which self? To each self there’s a skin, and that skin I wear it according to the self that is needed at that time. There’s the self mother, the self woman, the self artist, if I can allow myself that. The self photographer, the self that is interested in a lot of social work, and […]
In a joint collaboration between FFA private bank and the Beirut Art Residency; CUB Gallery is currently exhibiting the work of students and graduates of Fine Art programs across Lebanon; in an initiative aimed to promote new talents. BCP had the opportunity to visit and meet with featured artists, particularly photographers showcasing their pieces.