2017 Byblos Bank Award for Photography: My Two Favorite Photos

Every year at the Beirut Art Fair, I make sure to drop by Byblos Bank's stand to check out photos of the Byblos Bank Award for Photography finalists. The annual award was launched in 2012 and supports emerging local talents by placing their work at the heart of the photography market and giving them access to collectors, experts, gallerists, the media, and professional photographers. The winner is selected by a world-renowned jury of photography professionals…

ASHEKMAN Awesome new Mural in Baalbeck

ASHEKMAN teamed up with a local independent NGO in Baalbeck and came up with one awesome mural honoring Lebanon's titans Fairouz, Sabah and Wadih el Safi. The aim was to beautify the city and the mural was executed close to the Temple of Bacchus. It took ASHEKMAN one month of preparation and 4 days of execution to get the job done. Photo credits: Bassem el Zein.
Art

One of The World’s Finest Pieces of Crystallized Gold is in Beirut

3 weeks ago
I just finished reading a really intriguing story regarding one of the world’s finest pieces of crystallised gold, which was acquired for the Australian Museum in Sydney, got stolen in the late 1940s and somehow ...
Architecture

How Many Guinness World Records Does Lebanon Hold?

1 month ago
I stumbled upon a friend’s comprehensive list of all the Guinness World Records Lebanon holds and there are 47 of them apparently! I looked up the Guinness World Records website and found 47 hits dating ...
Art

Lebanese Artist Yazan Halwani Wins Gold at the 2017 Jeux de la Francophonie

1 month ago
Lebanese graffiti and street artist Yazan Halwani won gold in the “Peinture” (Painting) category at the 2017 Jeux de la Francophonie which are currently being held in Abidjan. Les Jeux de la Francophonie are held ...
Art

What You’re Missing Out At The 2017 Beirut Cultural Festivals

2 months ago
Wednesday June 28th was the opening night for Beirut’s Cultural Festivals and the first screening of a “Journey Through Time”, the festival’s centerpiece and a true masterpiece. From the live orchestra, the script, the spectacular ...
Art

Beirut Cultural Festivals Awarded Guinness World Record For Largest 3D projection

3 months ago
The Beirut Cultural Festivals kick off on June 28th and preparations are still underway for the two brilliant productions that will be exclusively orchestrated and executed by talented Lebanese musicians and artists, and will be ...
Art

Alwan Beirut: The first 100% Lebanese Animated Movie

3 months ago
We’ve seen short animated movies in Lebanon before but we’ve never had a 90 minute long animated 100% Lebanese movie. Beirut Cultural Festivals want to reach out to young viewers and help them explore our ...
Art

#SorryIDrowned: A 6-minute Poignant Film by Médecins Sans Frontières

3 months ago
The estimated death toll among migrants in the Mediterranean reached at least 5,000 last year, a new high according to UN agencies. Unfortunately, this is not stopping hundreds of thousands of people, including many from ...
Art

Beirut Cultural Festivals 2017: An Unprecedented Journey into the Story of Beirut

3 months ago
Beirut Cultural Festivals is the best thing that came to Beirut last year. Beirut were in dire need of a grandiose spectacle that serves its history right and match its modern and busy life. Last ...
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