About Bassam Lahoud
Bassam Lahoud, born in Lebanon, has a diploma in Civil Engineering (option Architecture) from the Ecole Superieure d’Ingenieurs de Beyrouth USJ, Beirut, Lebanon and a masters in Fashion Photography from La Scuola di Fotografia di Moda, Florence, Italy. He followed many seminars and workshops in Berlin related to architecture. From 1983 till 1996, he taught architecture and photography at USEK, LAU (BUC), USJ, ALBA, and NDU, and has being teaching photography at the Lebanese American University in both Byblos & Beirut campuses since 1987. He is a member of the Order of Engineers and Architects of Beirut, the Press Photographer Syndicate and the Union Catholique Internationale de Presse of Lebanon. He is the chairman of ESCWA Arts Council at the United Nations, founding member of the magazine Prestige, and founder and president of The Lebanese House of Photography. He was a member and president of many national and international juries of photography and architecture between 1982 and 2019. He holds the Spanish “Order of Civil Merit, Grade Commander” from King Juan Carlos of Spain and the Spanish government, and the Bulgarian Golden Decoration from the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture.