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The Beirut edition of PhotoMed, which opens Friday and continues until Feb. 16, features the work of these Lebanese photographers, as well as several prominent European guests, among them celebrated Italian photographer Nino Migliori and Greek filmmaker Costa-Gavras.Miglioni, who has been working as a photographer since the 1940s, is known for his experimental approach, and the exhibition will display work in a broad range of styles tackling diverse subject matters in black-and-white and color.Another selection of black-and-white portraits taken between 1981 and 1985 by well-known Lebanese photographer Tony Hage features images of such celebrities as Clint Eastwood, Juliette Binoche Jean-Luc Godard and Youssef Chahine.These two of portrait exhibitions will be accompanied by a selection of work by Greek photographer Stratis Vogiatzis, whose photos focus on the vanishing way of life of Mediterranean fishermen. Curated by Tony Hage, a third exhibition, "Nascent Lebanese Photography," showcases work by a generation of Lebanese photographers deemed young in terms of attitude, if not age.An exhibition of work by a pair of French photographers, featuring Jacques Filiu's nostalgic, understated photographs of his hometown, Marseille, and historian and critic Guy Mandery's series of black-and-white shots of Tunisia, Greece, Sicily and Lebanon, opens Monday at the French Cultural Center.
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