Lot 83

Freedom Loves Hama

2007
Ammar Abd Rabbo
 printed directly on metal
83 x 120 cm
signed

 This work is an edition one of ten.

Courtesy of the Artist. All proceeds go to Kayany Foundation.

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    ABOUT Ammar Abd Rabbo
    Ammar Abd Rabbo (b.1966) is a celebrated Syrian artist who has lived in Libya and Lebanon prior to settling in France since 1978. One of the Arab world’s most important photojournalists, Abd Rabbo has had his pictures published in leading global publications, including Time Magazine, Paris Match, Der Spiegel, Le Monde and Asharq Al Awsat.  His...
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    About this artwork

    A renowned photojournalist, Ammar Abd Rabbo was born in Damascus, Syria, in 1966, and lived in both Libya and Lebanon, before moving to France at the age of 12. He studied at the Paris Institute of Political Studies, commonly referred to as Sciences Po. During his career he has worked at a variety of agencies, amassing a diverse portfolio that includes photos of glamorous events, such as Paris Fashion Week and Cannes Film Festival, alongside war coverage from Bosnia, Iraq and Libya, and brilliantly captured, insightful portraits of world leaders and celebrities, ranging from Queen Elizabeth II to Saudi Prince and billionaire Alwaleed Bin Talal. Throughout 2013 and 2014, he also documented the daily life of locals caught up in the Syrian conflict.


    Abd Rabbo work regularly appears in print and online, and has featured on the covers of several of the world’s most popular publications, including Time Magazine, Der Spiegal, Le Point, Paris Match and Laha. In addition, he published a book in December 2016, titled ‘ALEP A Elles Eux Paix’. Abd Rabbo was made Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) in 2018.

     

    KAYANY FOUNDATION


    Kayany Foundation is a Lebanese non-governmental organization founded in 2013 in response to the Syrian crisis. Kayany operates educational programs for Syrian refugee children and youth residing in the informal tented settlements (ITSs). In partnership with the Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service at AUB, the foundation established GHATA portable schools in the Beqaa valley. With this effective and sustainable school design, Kayany took a leading role in bringing education to “OUT OF SCHOOL” refugees. Its projects and programs have been expanding ever since.

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