Lebanese Photographer Akl Yazbeck Wins 2021 Dakar Rally Émilie-Poucan Award

Sports Photographer Akl Yazbeck has won the 11th edition of the Émilie-Poucan Award at the 2021 Dakar Rally that was held in Saudi Arabia. The jury this year exceptionally chose two photos for the award, one for Akl and the other for Charly Lopez shown below. 31 photographers took part in the contest. Emilie Poucan was a press attaché on the Dakar until 2010, when she was a victim of a plane crash on the…

No Ramadan Vibes in Tripoli This Year

#RamadanLens is a yearly online photography exhibit for the holy month, aiming to display a Ramadan-themed picture on a daily basis throughout the month with a short backstory. Our friend and Tripoli-based photographer Natheer Halawani has been featuring pictures yearly showing how Tripolitans celebrate the holy month, whether it's through prayers, Iftars, gatherings or just everyday life pictures. Unfortunately, there are no Ramadan vibes this year in Tripoli due to ongoing protests including the most…
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Astrophotography in Lebanon During Lock-down

10 months ago
Indoor hobbies have boomed during lockdown, and Deep Sky Astrophotography was no exception. One would think this personal hobby is an outdoor activity by excellence (I used to be one of those), but imaging the ...
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12 Colorized Old Pictures of #Lebanon

1 year ago
LiveLoveBeirut shared today 25+ stunning old photos of Lebanon for the first time. The pictures are colorized, and include areas like Bcharre, Beirut, Nahr el Kalb, Baalbeck and others. I selected my favorite 12 shots, ...
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Best 2019 Lebanon Pictures by Kameel Rayess

1 year ago
Check out these stunning aerial shots of Lebanon by the lens of Kameel Rayess. I added 10 pictures and you can check out the rest [here]. ...
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Lebanese Zeinab Khalifeh Wins Prestigious National Geographic Abu Dhabi Award

1 year ago
Zeinab Khalife’s picture of a tailor and his sewing machine in Sidon has won her the Arab world’s prestigious annual photography competition, “Moments”, which is organized by National Geographic Abu Dhabi. The competition attracted over ...
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In Pictures: Lebanon ‘Whatsapp’ Protests

1 year ago
Lebanon witnessed a second day of protests today with over a million people taking the streets and asking the government, the President and the whole ruling political class to step down. Here are some of ...
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Ten Haunting Pictures from Lebanon’s Civil War

1 year ago
I stumbled upon a couple of pictures of the civil war taken by French Photographer Raymond Depardon, and looked up online to see if there are any galleries related to Beirut. There were two; one ...
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The Region’s Highest Astronomical Observatory To Be Built in Bsharre

1 year ago
NDU astrophysics professor Roger Hajjar is hoping to find donors to build an observatory at one of the highest peaks in Lebanon [3,073 meters], after receiving from Japan a 60-centimere telescope as a donation. Hajjar ...
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Landscapes & Portraits Through Nicolas Tawk’s Lens

1 year ago
It’s been a while since I last highlighted a talented photographer on the blog. I first noticed Nicolas Tawk through his stunning Bcharre & Kadisha pictures and some artistic and daring portrait shots. Nicolas is ...
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