The Arab Documentary Photography Program - 2021
Dalia Khamissy is a Lebanese-born photographer working on social and political stories in the Middle East. In 2005 she worked as photo editor for the Associated Press in Beirut. After quitting the AP in 2006, she went on documenting the social issues of Lebanon as well as the aftermath of its wars and their impact on the lives of people. In 2010, she started a major project, "The Missing of Lebanon", photographing the families of some of the estimated 17,000 people who went missing during Lebanon’s 1975-90 civil war. Since 2011, she has been covering the impact of the war in Syria, and more specifically the refugees in Lebanon and Jordan for different NGOs and publications. She is currently working on the aftermath of the 4 August Beirut blast, telling the stories of those whose lives were affected. Her photos have been exhibited widely in Europe, South America, US and the MENA region. She is published in local and international publications. She is currently based in Lebanon.