Lebanon Mountains High Atlas 2017-2019
Lebanon - MoroccoArtist and SMArt
Lebanon Mountains High Atlas 2017-2019 is a cooperation project between Dar al-Mussawir, Beirut, and Ecole Supérieure des Arts Visuels de Marrakech (ESAVM) within the SMArt programme. It aims at building new collaborations between international cultural partners and encouraged a respective “regards-croisés” on common issues between mountains areas in Lebanon and Morocco.
This project included an exchange of six young and emerging talents in photography and video to initiate a dynamic cultural exchange between Lebanon and Morocco and to allow opportunity for young artists in photography, film and multimedia from both countries to explore projects on mountain areas themes that touch environment, agriculture, global warming, water resources, migration, globalization in markets and production, cultural landscapes, biodiversity, the encounter of human / mountain.
Through an open call in both countries, the photographers were selected and participated in two workshops and residencies, in Lebanon and Morocco:
From Lebanon: Ashraf Mtaweh, Hussam Hawwa and Ziad Hage
From Morocco: Abderrahmane Marzoug, Zahrine Kahlo and Ziad Naitaddi