George Haddad is a freelance photographer based in Beirut with over 8 years of professional experience. His main fields are photojournalism and travel but he also works as a commercial photographer. Just returning from a four month trip to remote areas of SriLanka, George is now planning to move more into the commercial field by opening a studio based in Lebanon. George has worked with many national and international magazines and newspapers and is signed up with three major international agencies; Demotix,Arabian Eye and Majority World. He has worked with organizations such as the UN, Aishti and The Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee to name a few. Some of his work has been shown in group exhibitions in Beirut, Athens, New York and Aleppo and has won four separate awards for his work.
An unreal atmosphere grasps us, a chimerical story tells itself as the concrete rises, as the electrical wires vibrate and the neons sparkle. Is it really a city? Beirut, is that really you? Or are you but a mirage of a fantastical city whose heart beats through the colors of night and dust.
Distant plans invite us to a sort of large-scale voyeurism where every window, every door, every building, every street corner seem to be ready to reveal an intimacy. And yet, not a living soul… It is as if the city had taken over humans and became human itself in some kind of surreal anthro-pomorphisation. It is as if the city was breathing, conversing, looking at us. And now Beirut is waking up in a new dimension, orchestrated by a ballet of magical lights, like urban fireflies, coming straight out from another world.