Showing posts with label Lebanese Art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lebanese Art. Show all posts

Friday, February 1, 2013

Lebanese Photographer Noel Nasr at Stanford University

Noel Nasr (Lecturer, Notre Dame University – Louaize, Lebanon) delivered a talk at Stanford on Feb 1, 2013 which he titled "Freedom Before Expression": The Political Limits on Creative Practice in Lebanon.

In this roundtable discussion, Noel Nasr, Lebanese photographer and lecturer at Notre Dame University-Louaize, Lebanon, reflected on the different ways in which freedom of expression through art is limited in Lebanon, with a focus on the structural as well as informal ways in which freedom of "creation"--creative practice itself--is constrained by politics. Drawing on his own experiences in working on diverse artistic projects in Lebanon--illustrated by a vivid slide show of photographic work--Nasr showed how censorship is only one of a myriad ways through which politics subjugates freedom of expression in Lebanon.


PICTURES FROM THE EVENT:

Photographer Noel Nasr at Stanford (Feb 1, 13)

Noel Nasr (3rd from left) with some of the attendees
To learn more about Noel Nasr and his work, visit his web site at www.noelnasr.com

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

'Beirut Prints' presents "100 Photographs From Beirut"

Video at http://youtu.be/2IXQXVxeGbM

BEIRUT PRINTS brings together a group of Lebanese photographers in addition to a few photographers of other nationalities to present works on the seemingly simple idea: reveal the other faces of Beirut. This city can sometimes be violent and war-ridden, flaunt provocative singers and dubious politicians. But it is also a lovely place to live in, full of stories and nooks… And through the medium of photography, BEIRUT PRINTS has found works and hence photographers who do just that: reveal the bright and dark side of Beirut, its poetry, mysteries and ordinary things.

The journey began in 2011 with eight photographers: Eye Clot, Tony Elieh, David Hury, Mazen Jannoun, Ghadi Smat, Tanya Traboulsi, Toni Yammine and Lara Zankoul. Since March 2012, Laurent Denimal, Nadine Track, Christophe Rigaud, George Haddad, Kassim Dabaji, Melkan Bassil, Tania Shoukair, Rayya Haddad, Mikkita Kouta and Fred Willem have joined us. And many more will follow...

BEIRUT PRINTS works to challenge the perceptions people have of Beirut. Taking photographs of the city may not seem the obvious way to take, but sometimes images can go a long way towards change. This project also aims to encourage rising and talented photographers working in Beirut through providing greater exposure for their work and paying royalties.
For more info, visit the 'Beirut Prints' web site at http://www.beirutprints.com/ 
On Facebook, you can find Beirut Prints at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beirut-Prints
YouTube video at http://youtu.be/2IXQXVxeGbM


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