Beirut – Tuesday, 4 April 2017: Byblos Bank has launched a call for applications to the 2017 Byblos Bank Award for photography, whose winner will be announced during BEIRUT ART FAIR this coming September.
Candidates may submit their applications online on www.byblosbankaward.com until Wednesday, 31 May 2017. The 10 finalists will be selected and announced in July 2017, and will exhibit their photos at Byblos Bank’s booth at BEIRUT ART FAIR. Both the finalists and the winner of the award will be chosen by a jury of world-renowned experts in photography.
Launched in 2012 and organized by BEIRUT ART FAIR, the Byblos Bank Award has become one of Lebanon’s most prestigious awards for artistic photography. Its mission is to place the Lebanese emerging photographers at the heart of the art market. This is made possible by giving them access to key players in the field namely: gallerists, collectors, experts, and the media.
In 2016, Elsn Lahoud won the award and received an expert mentoring program in preparation for his first solo exhibition. The latter will take place between Wednesday, 26 April and Sunday, 30 April 2017, at Byblos Bank Headquarters.