Samer Mohdad

photographer and visual artist, Belgium/Lebanon

Pioneer photographer, initiator of the Arab Images concept, expert in creative media and visual communication, Samer Mohdad was born in Bzebdine, Lebanon, in 1964.

Following his graduation in photography from St-Luc in Liège, Belgium, he started working for the Agence Vu in Paris in 1988. After obtaining his Belgian citizenship, he was able to travel freely to accomplish his vision about the Arabian mutating societies. For the last 25 years, he pictured the Arabian world by showing it from the inside. He is the author of six books: War Children in Lebanon (1993), Return to Gaza (1996), Mes Arabies (1999), Assaoudia (2005), Mes Ententes (2005) and Beirut Mutations (2012).

His latest exhibition, “Accomplished Visions: the Arabs” was presented in the spring of 2013 at the submarine base in Bordeaux in its cycle “Photographers for the History” and the same show has moved on to les “Rencontres d’Arles in Black” during the summer.

Samer Mohdad is a unique artist who dedicates his creativity not only to serve his photography, but also to build institutions dedicated to the preservation and transmission of this modern art. He is currently in charge of the communication and the networking of Euromed Audiovisuel III, a programme financed by the European Union.

World Press Photo involvement

Samer Mohdad

Contact details

Country:
Belgium/Lebanon
Organization:
Arab Images Foundation