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26.01.2017

Hasan Shaaban: a photojournalist’s look on water resource and energy

The first artist arriving in Switzerland in 2017 in SMArt programme is Hasan Shaaban, a Lebanese photojournalist. He defines himself as an activist, who uses his photojournalism career to show the truth. With his action pictures, he sheds light on all issues related to environment, especially the garbage crisis in Lebanon that lasts for almost two years now. When Hasan Shaaban reported pictures of the garbage polluting the natural underground water reserves, he had the idea of showing how other countries are trying to benefit from water for uses such as renewable energy. During his 3 months residency in Monthey, he wants to work on this theme in order to present constructive solutions to water management which could be useful in Lebanon where there are great water resources available.