Meet the Author
Patrick Baz has worked as a photojournalist since the Lebanese Civil War began in 1975. From 1980 to 1988 he worked as a freelancer. In 1989, Agence France-Presse (AFP) gave him the opportunity of covering the first intifada in Gaza and the West Bank. He covered the first Gulf War in 1990, as well as later conflicts in Kurdistan, Somalia, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere. Baz was appointed AFP’s photo manager for the MENA region in 1996, but continued to cover conflict zones until 2014. In 2016, he was appointed head of AFP-Services for the MENA region. In 2017, he co-founded the Beirut Center of Photography, dedicated to promoting quality photography in Lebanon.