“I am Fares Jammal, a photographer”.
The story began many years ago when Fares Jammal was a child; used to assist his father in his photography studio in Batroun – Lebanon, an experience that led him to nurture his passion into a profession. With studios and offices today split between Dubai and Beirut, renowned Lebanese photographer Fares Jammal graduated in Photography from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik in 1992, where he taught Landscaping from 1993 to 1999.
The world is Jammal’s canvas. His curiosity and tenacity have taken him to the four corners of the globe, working heavily on landscapes and architecture while also indulging in portraits, advertising, fashion shoots and reportage pictures.
As he puts it: “A painter paints with colors and brushes, while a photographer paints with light.” The artist was awarded many prizes, of which notably his last, the “2010 International Photography Award 3rd place – for his Aerial photography of Yas Island.
Of his solo exhibitions, the most important were “Graffiti” within the distinguished Al Bustan International Festival – Lebanon, in 2008 and “Climats” at Dar Al Mona Art Gallery, Beirut, in 2004. Also to be noted, is his “Nature et Lumière” exhibition at the French Cultural Centre of North Lebanon in 2000.
In 1998, he displayed his special “Nature Inachevée” works within the Photo Month Lebanon, organized by La Maison Européenne de la Photographie à Paris, in Byblos – Lebanon.
Before that, his “300 years of Raymond de St. Gilles” exhibition took place consecutively at the Hall of Illustration of the Toulouse Municipality and at the University of Toulouse – France, in 1997.
And earlier in 1994, “Lebanon’s Landscape”, were his two separate exhibitions, organized with The Friends of The Cedars in Buenos Aires – Argentina.
As for Jammal’s participation to collective exhibitions, his latest was “Lebanon – Natural Lines & Designs” within “23 Visions” held in Lebanon at the Beirut City Center Dome. Earlier in 2009 it was “Regards sur le Liban” at Place de l’Université, Valence, France and “Dubai Photographers”, at the Total Art Gallery, Dubai – UAE, in 2008.
In 2000, a choice of our artist’s works was displayed at Espace SD Art Gallery, Beirut. Also in the year 2000, he was part of the “Lebanon in 3D” exhibit, organized by the Lebanese House of Photography at the UNESCO Palace, Beirut.
Inspired by the UNESCO‘s Declaration of Beirut as the Arab Cultural Capital for 1999, Jammal participated in the “Exhibition of The Teachers of Photography” at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik -Lebanon.
The latter was mainly preceded by “Flowers” at the German Cultural Centre in Lebanon, 1999; and in 1998 “Nature Inachevée”, at the Sursock Museum, Beirut. As Fares Jammal says: “Casting a positive look at life just makes things easier, everything becomes a lot simpler!”
The exhibition will remain in Piece Unique till the 19th of February, from Monday to Saturday, 10:30 to 18:00.