Photo © Myriam Boulos
Walid Nehme was born in a small rural town in the south of Lebanon, going on to study communication arts at the American University of Science and Technology in Beirut, where he also worked full time as a photographer covering all press-related events on campus. After graduating, he taught photography at the International College of Beirut before moving to Dubai to pursue a career in advertising- focusing on its narrative demands- copywriting.
Throughout his five years in Dubai, Walid was creative director at MUTEK, an international festival of digital creativity and live electronic music, while also directing the artistic vision of SOMA Culture, a movement and dance practice. With a thriving interest in the music scene, Walid would go on to CO-Found ‘FIBRE,’ a multidisciplinary publication, combining photography and creative writing, dedicated to examining music and its global scene.
Cultivating his photographic practice for many years, the medium has recently reemerged as the central pillar of his work. Fueled by his collaboration with the Berlin-based fashion brand UY Studio and Steve Morell, and the commission of one of his latest projects ‘A Feast in the Arms of the Gods’ by the renowned Cold Cuts Magazine, in addition to being featured in the French daily print newspaper in Lebanon- L’Orient Le Jour. On a more fresh note, Walid has also been selected to exhibit his project “Nobody owns the Beach” at Sharjah Art Foundation, a highly accredit art organization in the UAE.