Lebanon Mountains High Atlas 2017-2019
Lebanon - MoroccoArtist and SMArt
A cooperation project between Dar al-Mussawir, Beirut, and Ecole Supérieure des Arts Visuels de Marrakech (ESAVM) within SMArt program with the objective of building new collaborations between the international cultural partners.
The project included an exchange of six young and emerging talents in photography and video to initiate a dynamic cultural exchange between Lebanon and Morocco supported by FDDM and to allow opportunity for young artists in photography, film and multimedia from both countries to explore projects on mountain areas themes.
Through an open call in both countries, six young 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
The common residencies encouraged a respective “regards-croisés” on common issues between mountains areas in Lebanon and Morocco, as well as unique aspects for each environment and facilitated the production of projects on themes that touch on environment, agriculture, global warming, water resources, migration, globalization in markets and production, cultural landscapes, biodiversity, the encounter of human / mountain.