Byblos Bank Award


The Byblos Bank Award for Photography is an efficient platform launched in 2012 to help place emerging Lebanese photographers on the right track for a successful career in artistic photography. Throughout its seven editions: More than 600 photographers submitted nearly 4,000 artistic photographs to the competition; seven different juries composed of international experts selected 75 finalists, who exhibited their work at the BEIRUT ART FAIR; six winners received extensive mentoring programs ahead of their first solo exhibitions, hosted and organized by Byblos Bank, and a seventh winner will receive the same reward in 2018. 

This edition of the Byblos Bank Award for Photography continued to provide an important and increasingly visible platform for the promotion and appreciation of artistic photography in Lebanon. Byblos Bank was proud once more to contribute to the introduction of emerging Lebanese artists to key players in the field, namely collectors, galleries, established professional photographers, and the media.

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Members of the Jury

  • President: Tristan Lund, Art Consultant specizing in Photography and Discovery Section Curator at Photo London, UK
  • Mentor : Aurélie Pétrel, Professor and Head of the Photography Pool at the Geneva School of Art and Design, Switzerland
  • Nathalie Ackawi, Partner and co-director at Beirut Art Residency, and Co-founder at CUB Gallery, Lebanon
  • Elisabeth Couturier, Author and Journalist for Art Press, L’oeil, Historia, and Paris Match, and directs The Guide collection, editions Flammarion, for which she wrote the best-sellers Contemporary Art and Contemporary Photography, France

  • Antoine Haddad, Owner of ARTLAB gallery, Lebanon


Betty Ketchedjian was announced winner of the 7th Byblos Bank Award for Photograph during BEIRUT ART FAIR 2018. 


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