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Exhibits through the lenses of student photographers

For the third semester, around 70 photography students presented their work in an end-of-semester exhibition in Byblos in early June.

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Bassam Lahoud and his Photography II students.

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The photography projects of students are admired by visitors.

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Jihane Saade exhibited a portfolio of her sister Camille, an ex-student in Photography, and a project of still life.

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The Lebanese flag at the center of some student photos.

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Visitors check out the exhibits.

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For the third semester, around 70 photography students presented their work in an end-of-semester exhibition in Byblos in early June.

Students from Photography I and II and Architecture Photography courses displayed around 200 photos that were part of different projects: technical, depth of field, action, architecture-detail portrait, campus atmosphere and self-portrait.

Because photography courses are taught in the Schools of Arts & Sciences and Engineering & Architecture, Bassam Lahoud, photography instructor, organized the exhibition on behalf of both schools.

Lahoud chose, digitized and developed the pictures—a minimum of one from each student—that were to be exhibited, recorded the names of the students and the campus they belong to, and managed the artistic work. The students assisted him in displaying the pictures to the public.

Malek Hobeiche, a student who exhibited his work, said that preparing the photos entailed a combination of working hard, having fun and interacting with people and the environment. He most liked the photos he took of freezing action, where water was being thrown on a girl.

The self-portrait project helped students realize what it was like being on the other end of the camera and experiencing the impact of the camera on themselves. Lahoud advised students “to feel the camera, because it is a device that aggresses people.”

The photography exhibition occurs twice a year at the beginning of the fall and end of the spring semesters. The first photography exhibition took place in the Byblos cafeteria in June 2007.

In fact, many alumni of Photography classes at LAU, such as Hayat Karanouh, Hady Halabi and Tony Abou Jawde, ended up being professionals in the field.

The university has also been present in many photography contests in Lebanon; for example, students will participate in the Beirut Photo Contest on “Orient: Land of Contrasts” in early July.


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