ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Christian-Ghammachi

Christian Ghammacci is French-Lebanese and was born in Lebanon in 1973.  He was raised in Beirut and Bahrain and began experimenting with photography at a young age. But he pursued a career in corporate law, and it wasn’t until he moved to Cape Town, South Africa, that he found the landscapes, animals and people that inspire his work today. His portfolio includes photographs from South Africa, Kenya, Nepal, Cuba, India, the Middle East and Europe.

Christian Ghammachi’s career in photography spans two decades. He has travelled around the world photographing the less obvious and overlooked details, finding beauty in hidden elements and emotions. Inspired by the resilience of people, landscapes and wildlife.

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Currently living in Cape Town, Christian has been traveling through Africa, capturing the resilience of a continent and cradle of humankind. His portfolio includes photographs from South Africa, Kenya, Nepal, Cuba, the Middle East and Europe.

Christian’s photographs have gained recognition over the years, and have been published widely. A collection of his works -19 years later – was published in 2010 and won the Dubai International Prints achievement award in 2011.

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ARTIST’S STATEMENT

“I have been passionate about photography since 1991 and have travelled great lengths to capture images. My last journey was on a motorbike across Africa, from Cape Town to Djibouti, by myself. 15 countries, 6 months and 19,000 kms.

I seek the less obvious and overlooked details, the hidden elements and emotions. I am inspired by the resilience of people, landscapes and wildlife and admire the strength, beauty and enduring passion of my subjects despite adversity.

 

I am represented by Galeries in Dubai, Paris and London and have exhibited often, including a recent exhibition in London titled “Forsaken – Africa”

A collection of my works, until 2010, was published in a book titled “19 years later”, which won the Dubai International Prints achievement award in 2011.

Every single print is very carefully supervised by me as I take great pride in my passion and need to ensure that collectors get the best possible end result.”

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

EXHIBITIONS & SOLO SHOWS

Solo Shows

Forsaken – Africa, Oct. 16, 2014 – Jan. 1, 2015 Campbell’s of London, London, UK

Mazungu,  May 2015, La Galerie Nationale, Dubai, UAE

Forsaken – November 2013, Showcase Gallery, Dubai, UAE

Group Exhibitions

K’s PATH Charity Exhibition, 26th – 29th April 2015, Boushahri Gallery, Kuwait

 

Media Clippings

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PUBLICATIONS & PRESS

http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-25/contributors-issue-25/

AWARDS

DIPA Best Achievement Award (2011)
Award for best achievement for the book “19 Years Later”