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Beirut Round Trips

Guillaume de Sardes


Beirut Round Trips is Guillaume de Sardes' photographic journal, depicting his wanderings in and around Beirut: an impressionist two-sided journey between day and night, dream and documentary.

About the Artist

Guillaume de Sardes

Guillaume de Sardes is a photographer, filmmaker, curator and writer. His novels were distinguished several times, including by the Prix François Mauriac de l’Académie française. The intimate, the wandering and the night inspire his artistic work. He is regularly exhibited in France and abroad, in art galleries and museums. As an art critic and curator, he directed projects related to art video with Harvard University, the Fresnoy, the HEAD in Geneva, the Beaux-Arts in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art of Paris and the Maison européenne de la photographie in Paris, as well as with the Contemporary art center in Geneva. He currently curates the Photomed festival in France and Lebanon. He is the editor in chief of the contemporary art magazine Prussian Blue and the magazine of La Maison Europeenne de la Photographie

About the Authors

Rayya Badran

Rayya Badran is a writer based in Beirut. She earned her MA in Aural and Visual Cultures from Goldsmiths College, London in 2008. Her writing primarily centers on sonic practices and music, with special interests in both essaystic and fictional forms. She is an instructor at the American University of Beirut and the Académie Libanaise de Beaux-Arts where she teaches sound studies.

Simone Klein

is Global Print Sales Director at Magnum Photos since December 2015. Klein studied art history, and German and French literature and linguistics in Bonn and at the Sorbonne in Paris. She then went on to work as an assistant at the Kicken Gallery in Cologne, and from 1997 through 2006, she served as Director of the Photographs Department at Kunsthaus Lempertz auction house. Between 2007 and 2015 she was Head of the Photographs Department at Sotheby’s Europe. She is a frequent lecturer, jury member and author.

Technical Details

Publication Date:
Monday, November 14, 2016
English or French
Number of Pages:
Kaph Books
The Arts