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DIA MRAD, Lebanon (1991)

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Born in Ras Baalbeck, Lebanon, in 1991, Dia Mrad is a Lebanese photographer, who graduated from the Université Saint-Esprit in Kaslik (USEK) in architecture in 2017. The artistic journey of Mrad is...

Born in Ras Baalbeck, Lebanon, in 1991, Dia Mrad is a Lebanese photographer, who graduated from the Université Saint-Esprit in Kaslik (USEK) in architecture in 2017. The artistic journey of Mrad is highly characterized by his deep attachment to the architectural heritage of Beirut, and stresses the importance of documenting it. Shedding light on the rich mix architectural styles of traditional Lebanese houses in the midst of the urban jungle, the production of Mrad could even be assimilated to an archival photographic work. The latter demonstrates a long process of comprehension to capture the charm, and the historical value of the edifices. Yet, it also illustrates the danger, which threatens them. As many other local artists, Dia Mrad has highly been affected by the Beirut Port blast on August 4th 2020.  The impact of the tragic event is seen a shift in his work, where he insisted of the transformation of the traditional Lebanese architecture. In June 2021, the photographer would hold his first solo exhibition called ‘The Road to Reframe’, showcasing a series of photographs taken right after the explosion of the port. Dia Mrad lives and works in Beirut.  

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