Raya Farhat

Award-winning, Beirut-based art director and photographer Raya Farhat has been a contributor to Lebanon’s A Mag (Aïshti) and L’Officiel-Levant for over eight years. She’s collaborated with international photographers and stylists such as David Bellemère, Marco Pietracupa, Jürgen Teller and Oliver Hadlee Pearch, among many others. She’s also worked as an art director for international advertising agencies including JWT Italy and BBDO Beirut. A conceptual artist, Raya holds two Master’s degrees, one in advertising and graphic art from ALBA in Beirut, and another in art direction and photography from LABA in Italy. She’s held various exhibits of her work in Beirut, Paris and Florence. Most recently, Raya co-founded Art in Motion, a nonprofit organization that she also directs and whose mission is to make art accessible to all.