Visitors to BEIRUT ART FAIR 2018 will discover, over a dedicated space of 500sqm, the richness and diversity of Lebanese photography, through « Across Boundaries » a stepping stone non-profit exhibition.

This exceptional event of unprecedented scope will create a dialogue between generations of artists, showcasing over 100 works and installations, representing the Lebanese photographic scene from early 1900 to the present days. 

Tarek Nahas, a passionate collector of photography, has undertaken the meticulous research and selection of works from private and institutional Lebanese collections, together with Marine Bougaran and Laurence Nahas respectively the project’s artistic director and artistic advisor.

This exhibition is geared toward establishing photography as a major medium in its own right on the Lebanese artistic scene. 

Tarek Nahas has also decided to pay a special tribute to Lebanese collectors, who have, through their ongoing support, allowed photography to take its rightful place on the Lebanese art scene, and for this purpose, Roger Moukarzel will show a commissioned photographic project especially dedicated to the collectors.


«ACROSS BOUNDARIES » was made possible thanks to the support of Byblos BankLa Régie Libanaise Des Tabacs et Tombacs and the Swiss Embassy in Lebanon.

Randa Mirza, Live up to your true nation, Beirutopia, 2013, Pigment ink on Baryte paper, 80 cm x 110 cm, Courtesy Randa Mirza, Private Collection
Manoug Alemian, Bacchus Temple at night, 1963, Photographic Collections of the Archives and Special Collections, AUB Libraries
Saro, Untitled, circa 1960, colorized photography, 30x40 cm, Courtesy Private Collection
Ziad Antar, Roue de Beyrouth, 2011, Color photography, 125x125 cm, Courtesy Ziad Antar, KA Modern & Contemporary Art