Globally recognized photographer Roger Moukarzel has been working in the world of image since age 15. In the early 1980s, he started as a war photographer for Sygma and Reuters, and had his work published in a variety of newspapers and magazines worldwide, namely the Washington Post and Newsweek. He also held the cover of Paris Match for its 40th anniversary issue. Initially, it was his homeland, a war-torn Beirut and the surrounding Middle East region, that provided his subjects, capturing the impact of conflict and its harsh reality, which he did with integrity and emotional poignancy.
A man of many visions, experiences and lives, he moved to Paris in the early 1990s, and his career expanded and progressed into the worlds of fashion and advertising, documentary-making and artistic photography. The prevailing messages of acceptance, tolerance, preservation, respect, freedom and diversity have been the common thread found throughout Roger’s work.
His passion for heritage and roots led him to travel across the world exploring, celebrating and embracing a diversity of cultures through the power of the picture. What started out as personal journeys and studies became international exhibitions, books and creations in Europe, Asia and throughout the Arab world. Roger Moukarzel’s production house, Mimime, has become one of the most trusted and respected in the Middle East.
Be it through film, photography or art direction, Roger Mourkarzel could be best described as a veteran in storytelling through pictures and multimedia.