Title: Once upon a Time, a Mermaid, a Fisherman and the Sea . . .
A quest over different aspects of Lebanese Heritage, concentrating on the Maritime side
Speaker: Eddy Choueiry
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Here is a gallery of Eddy's books:
During 20 years, Eddy tried to discover our Lebanese Heritage. The richness of our legacy surprised him. The result of the quest was 9 books spread over different aspect of the Lebanese Heritage: agricultural, architectural, industrial, touristic, maritime and cultural.
Each book will take you back to our roots. These roots reflect our Lebanese Identity.
This talk will cover the Heritage of Lebanon on the sea side. Many of us know the Batroun Pheonician Wall, the Roman passage in Enfeh, but Eddy has had the chance to review and photograph many more sites on our long sea coast.
Eddy also organizes tours and conferences in schools, universities, Lebanese embassies or any international events like the one in Paris supported by the Lebanese French diaspora.
In 2001, Eddy and after completing his studies in psychology and philosophy, started teaching the art of photography. He was also an instructor in Yoga for a period of 5 years.
In 1996, Eddy co-founded the psychological and cultural group ’Ashtaroût. From 2010 to 2013 he served as official photographer of the Abu Dhabi Police department. In 2011, the “Faces and People” project was conducted with the Shouf Biosphere Reserve.
2013 “Liban sur Rail” a book revealing the story and the history of our railways, followed by an exhibition in the Beiteddine Art Festival of and book signing and a conference in the Arab World Institute - Paris.
From 2014 - 2016 three exhibitions in Beiteddine Art Festival. 2014 “Vestige de Sofar” another book about the first Casino in the Middle East the Grand hotel casino Sofar 1892.
2015 “Maisons traditionnelles et Villages libanais” an architectural book on the history of the Lebanese traditional houses.
2016 “Liban sur Mer” the only book on the Lebanese maritime heritage.
2017 “Maisons et Saisons” describing Lebanon in 4 phases from nature to cement.
2018 “Long way from home” with the collaboration of the Australian embassy in Beirut a new booklet reveals the presence of the Australians in Lebanon since WW2.
2019 “Maisons du Liban” 400 years of the Lebanese architecture. 2019 “Villages Méconnues” revealing the unknown Lebanese villages.