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Meanwhile we are thrilled to announce our partnership with Photo-Festivals for the 4th Crossing Point Residency at Visa pour l'Image 2010.
Lebanese photographer and Photo Forum Beirut collaborator Dalia Khamissy has been selected by Photo-Festivals to participate in the Crossing Point Residency at Visa pour l'Image 2010.
The Crossing Point residency gives the photographer the opportunity to travel and participate in a photography festival in Europe for the first time in his/her career. It is designed to enable the photographer to network with other like-minded international photographers and practitioners and make the most of the festival.
Born in Beirut, Dalia Khamissy graduated in Photography from the Universite Saint-Esprit Kaslik (Lebanon).
Her work revolves around social and political stories in the Middle-East region. Her photography explores the notions of refugees, borders, legal documents and the power they have in changing people’s lives. She has also been documenting the aftermath of the several wars she has witnessed while growing up in Lebanon.
In 2005 Khamissy worked as a picture editor for the Associated Press in Beirut and quit after the Israeli offensive on Lebanon in 2006.
Since then she has been a full-time photographer documenting the aftermath of Lebanon’s wars, her country’s contemporary and social issues, in particular those concerning women rights. She is presently based in Beirut, Lebanon.
Khamissy’s work has been published in Aperture Magazine, Eyemazing, Bite Magazine (previously known as The Black Snapper), Monocle, Financial Times, Le Monde, Wall Street Journal, MERIP, Le Nouvel Observateur, IRIN, Nox, Skin, Zawaya and Transit Beirut amongst others… Her images were also published in several catalogues for the UNEP, UNHCR, Italian Cooperation, Aleppo’s Photo Festival and Regards des Photographes Arabes Contemporains by the Institut du Monde Arabe amongst others.
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