Photomed: Celebrating Mediterranean Photography in Beirut

Photomed, The Festival of Mediterranean Photography, which will showcase the work of photographers from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea is finally here. Here’s the chance to celebrate and get inspired by the very best photographers in the region…

As one of the trends to look out for this week, Photomed is spread across venues such as Beirut Souks, Saifi Village, Institut Français du Liban, Byblos Bank Headquarters and Le Gray Hotel and Station, the event aims to showcase the work of the very best international and Lebanese photographers.

Presenting their work will be artists such as Mimmo Jodice, Barbara Luisi, Patrice Terraz, Paolo Verzone, Bernard Plossu, Leila Alaoui, Arslane Bestaoui, Keiichi Tahara, and Serge Najjar and many others.

It is an invitation to the public, including professionals and visitors to discover and rediscover renowned artists and to better understand what Mediterraneans have in common.

Note: Main page Photo by Serge Najjar

Let’s check out the plan…where and when:


  • 21 January from 6:00pm to 8:30 pm
    Opening of the exhibition “Mediterraneo” by Mimmo Jodice – At Byblos Bank, Headquarters, Elias Sarkis avenue, Ashrafieh
    Open daily from 4pm till 8 pm, and on the weekend from 10 am till 3 pm
  • 22 January starting 6:00 pm
    Opening of the exhibition “Beirut in Motion” photo collection of the Ministry of Tourism in Lebanon – At Hotel Le Gray, Martyrs Square
    Open daily from 9 am till 10 pm
  • 22 January starting 7:00 pm
    At Beirut Jewellery Souks
    – Opening of the exhibitions
    – Keiichi Tahara “The Cherubs of Croatia”, at the Information Center
    – Albarrán-Cabrera “The Mouth of Krishna”, at the Information Center
    – Leila Alaoui “The Moroccans”, at the Black Gallery
    – Italian Photography: at the Beige Gallery
    – “Dreams & Visions” and “Daily Scenes”
    – Silvia Camporesi, Simona Ghizzoni, Beatrice Pediconi, and Fabrizio Bellomo, Massimo Siragusa
    – Barbara Luisi at the Glorietta Gallery
    – “Dreamland”
    Open daily from 12 pm till 8 pm
  • 22 January starting 5:00 pm – At Saifi Village
    – Opening of the exhibitions
    – Paolo Verzone “Cadets” at SV Gallery, Anis Kanafani Str.
    Open daily from 10 am till 1:30 pm and from 3 pm till 6 pm. Closed on Sunday
    – “Portraits of the East” and “Journey to the East” at the 169 Gallery, Mkhalassiye Str.
    Open daily from 12 pm till 8 pm
  • 23 January at 12:00pm
    At the Institut français de Beyrouth
    Espace des Lettres, rue de Damas
    – Opening of the exhibitions
    – Bernard Plossu “The small Italian islands off season” and Patrice Terraz “Welcome on Board”
    Open daily from 11 am till 7 pm, on Saturday from 10 am till 12 pm. Closed on Sunday
  • 23 January at 7:00 pm
    At Station – Jisr El Wati, near Beirut Art Center
    – Opening of the exhibitions
    – Arslane Bestaoui “The women of Sidi El Houari” and Serge Najjar “Abstract Realities”
    – Opening of the projections of « Videos from the collection of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie”: Miller Levy, Volatile, 2004
    – Chris Quanta, A clean sweep on Impressionism 2012
    – Adel Abdessemed, The pains of my mother 2005
    From Monday till Saturday, 2 pm till 7 pm. Closed on Sunday


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