In March 2011, what started as a series of protests against the Syrian regime, escalated into an armed conflict that has been going on for over 8 years. Few months after that hundreds of thousands of refugees fled Syria and tried to find refuge in neighboring countries. In Lebanon alone, over a million Syrian refugees crossed the border looking for safety, and settled in tents, collective shelters and apartments all over Lebanon. Since 2011, Dalia Khamissy has traveled across Lebanon, assigned by different NGOS, newspapers, and magazines, to document the different stories of Syrian refugees. They all fled the bombings, killings, kidnapping… Some were severely injured or have lost family members while others have missing loved ones or were under the threat of being kidnapped themselves… In Lebanon, they were faced with another difficult reality. As they recounted their stories the majority dreamed of the end of the war, and of their return. Exhibition project coordinated by Alessandra Capodacqua.
Time Capsule: The day to day encounters | A talk by Karim Sakr
Karim will give a guided tour of his photographs suspended on the walls of Salon Beyrouth. These pictures illustrate the cultural, architectural and historical transformations of Lebanon, followed by a discussion on his experience as a street photographer.
Born in Dakar, Senegal, Lebanese photographer Karim Sakr is an engineer by profession and a self-taught photographer. While street photography is a major component of Sakr’s output, his body of work encompasses architecture and food photography as well.
Location: Salon Beyrouth – Mohammad Abdul Baki Street, Beirut, Lebanon
Date and Time: Thursday, April 11, 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Important: Seats being limited, please make reservations by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Salon Beyrouth at +961 1 739 317 +961 79 185 790
Opening: April 25, 7 pm Exhibition: April 26 till May 15, 10am – 8pm
Zoghzoghi discovered a passion for photography 12 years ago: he bought a camera to take to a polo tournament organized by a friend in London and has never been able to put it down since.
Michel’s photographic focus is on the “endangered”. From the tigers of India to the polar bears of the Arctic, from the mesmerizing landscapes of Africa to the great white sharks of the Southern Oceans, he has traveled the world in search of the vanishing beauty our planet still has to offer. Through his photography, Michel wants to show how truly beautiful our planet is but he also wants to alert people to the fact that it is endangered with many species on the brink of extinction.
Pantanal The Pantanal is the largest continental wetland of the planet, located in the center of South America. It has 210 thousand square kilometers of extension, which is equivalent to the territories of Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal, and Holland combined.
The region concentrates rich biodiversity. 3,500 species of plants (trees and aquatic and terrestrial vegetation), 325 fish, 53 amphibians, 98 reptiles, 656 birds and 159 mammals have been registered in the Pantanal.
Due to its environmental importance, the biome was declared World Natural Heritage and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2000.
Michel Zoghzoghi’s latest achievements include the following: Exhibitions: “Le Silence” – The Alternative, Photomed Liban. Beirut, Lebanon. January 2017 “Giving Back to Nature” – Opera Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon. May 2017 Photo London – Tanit Gallery, London, United Kingdom. May 2018 Cattitude and the Unbearable Lightness of Woofing – Lebanon. November 2018
Awards: Winner 2nd place: HIPA 2012 – Emirates category Finalist: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 competition Commended: Sony World Photography Awards 2014 Finalist: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 competition Semi-Finalist: Windland Awards 2014 Finalist: HIPA 2014 – General category Finalist: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 competition Multiple Honorable Mentions: International Photography Award 2015 Finalist: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 competition Finalist: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 competition Semi-Finalist: Windland Awards 2018 Finalist: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 competition