Thursday, July 1, 2010

Open Forum #2

Zico House, Photo-Festivals and Photo Forum Beirut are thrilled to announce Open Forum #2 on Monday 5th July with guest-photographers Jared Moossy and Nadim Bou Habib

Open Forum is a spontaneous evening events hosting talks by photography practitioners and projections of photography artworks.

© Jared Moossy, from the series "La Frontera"

Open Forum #2 , we have invited American photographer Jared Moossy to talk about his photography essays in Afghanistan and Mexico, and he will introduce Razón, the photo collective he is a member.
We are very proud to have Nadim Bou Habib (Photo Forum Beirut #1's selected photographer) who just came back from Turkey after taking part in this year Foundry Photojournalism Workshop. Nadim will tell his experience and will show some of the work produced during the workshop.

The event will take place at Zico House on Sunday 5th July at 7pm.

*** About Jared Moossy

Jared Moossy is a Texan born documentary photographer based in Dallas, Texas. He is represented by Redux Pictures in New York City and is a member of Razón Collective. Jared graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York City in May 2008. His interest in photography goes hand in hand with his interest in current events and social issues. His professional career has mostly been focused on changing country of Afghanistan and the heightened tension of Mexico’s Internal war on Drugs.
Jared attended the Eddie Admas Workshop in 2008 and won the PDN Photo Annual and Marty Forcher fellowship fund in 2008. Jared was also awarded a place in PDN 30's emerging photographers in 2009. He has worked with and been published in Newsweek, Time, The Wall Street Journal, Stern, Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Die Ziet among others.

*** About Nadim Bou Habib

© Nadim Bou Habib

Nadim Bou Habib is a Lebanese photographer based in Beirut, where he owns his own studio and works as a freelance photographer. He is mostly interesting in documentary photography. Ever since he was a child, he was fascinated by photography, led by his curiosity and sense of adventure. In 2007, he receives his BA in Photography from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik in Lebanon for the project he did about a forgotten railway, built a century ago by the Ottomans, traveling between Syria, Jordan, Turkey and Iran, in a way to reveal its secrets..
His photographs have been published in different international magazines like Soura Magazine, Asian Geographic Passport and Alef Magazine and have been exhibited in the Byblos International Festival and USEK in Lebanon as well as the Aleppo International Photo Gathering in Syria
Nadim recently attended the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Istanbul where he was tutored by Ron Haviv. For his work there, he got the award of the most consistent and stubborn photographer.

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