Born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1968, JOE KESROUANI studied architecture in Paris and learned painting and photography on his own.
He started taking pictures in the mid-1980s, at the age of fourteen. His dramatic, high-contrast black-and-white photographs are charged with confident sexuality, and the subjects of his portraits loom large on his prints with visceral, extroverted expressions that take patience, intimacy, and will to elicit.
He currently lives and works in Beirut where he divides his time between photography and painting.
Between 1993 and 2011, joe Kesrouani has had both solo and group exhibits in Beirut, Dubai, London and Paris.
☁ JOE KESROUANI