Habib Dargham will present “Le cri d’un silence” at the Spéos Gallery, 7 rue Jules Vallès, 75011 Paris, from March 1st to March 6th, 2022.
Opening of the exhibition: March 1st, from 6pm to 9pm.
I am Lebanese — proud of my country — seeking to immortalize a moment that marked me in the current history of Lebanon. A moment that touched millions of Lebanese and that created a unique hope in the hearts of our young. My photos of the popular uprising are no longer a personal project, but they have become a means of communicating with anyone who wishes to dream and realize their own Lebanon.
After days and nights of clashes and demonstrations against political corruption, my photos are a testimony of my emotional journey and an independent look at the people and their country, which are so close to my heart.
The protests of October 17th, 2019 and the explosion of the port of Beirut in 2020 are not only a landmark moment in the history of Lebanon, but they also make me even fonder of my country and my people who have already suffered so much. I am convinced that Lebanon is capable of rising from its ashes once again. Like a phoenix…
Habib Dargham was born in 1995 in Bouar, Lebanon. An only child, he revealed his passion for cinema at the age of 14, collecting hundreds of films, while continuing his studies at Saint Joseph Antoura College. At the age of 21, Habib graduated in audiovisual studies from the Saint Esprit University Kaslik, and started his career as a director and editor by launching a production company “D Production”, taking on fashion projects, TV series, and commercials.
His passion in photojournalism began with the popular uprising of October 17, 2019.
The goal was precise: to create a memory of these events, by making a personal book of the events that have marked him profoundly.
Habib Dargham is a Spéos 2021 graduate from the Fashion, Luxury & Beauty Photography Program.
He won the very prestigious first Grand Prix du Photoreportage Étudiant – Paris Match 2021/Promotion Olivier Royant for his series “Le cri d’un silence” (The Cry of Silence).