Fouad El Khoury began his photographic career producing images of daily life during the Lebanese Civil War. He documented the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon and found himself on the Atlantis, the ship aboard of which Yasser Arafat had been evacuated, producing an unexpected nautical photo essay. In 1989, he joined Rapho agency and spent one year in Egypt. In 1991, he was part of a collective photographic project in charge of capturing an ultimate image of Beirut city center’s ruins, with Robert Frank, Raymond Depardon, René Burri, Josef Koudelka and Gabriele Basilico. He was one of the co-founders of the Arab Image Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect, preserve and study photographs from the Middle East, North Africa and the Arab diaspora.