|About the Artist:
Camille Zakharia holds a BFA from NSCAD University. He was born in Lebanon but left during the civil war in 1985. Since then, he has lived in various countries, including the United States, Greece, Turkey, and Canada, where he has become a citizen. He currently lives in Bahrain.
Zakharia has used his camera as a tool to document the journey he has embarked upon since leaving Lebanon, photographing segments of his daily activities and reflecting on issues related to home, identity, sense of self, and belonging. He is the recipient of a number of grants and awards, including the first prize in the collage category of the International Photography Award 2006 for his study Lebanon-Canada via Bahrain , currently in the collection of the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
He has shown his work in galleries and museums, among them the Expo Center in Sharjah UAE (Sharjah Biennial 8), Saint Mary's University Art Gallery (Division Lines), the Art Gallery of Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (Elusive Homelands), Dalhousie Faculty of Architecture Art Gallery (Assembling Places), Museum of Fine Art Florida State University (Combined Talents 1998), Wichita Center for the Arts (Fragments and Babylon), Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Far and Wide: 3 rd Biennial), Art Gallery of Wichita State University (Middle Eastern Perception), Gallery 44 Toronto (Proof 6), Multicultural Arts Resource Center Halifax (Hanna’s Diary – An Immigrant Story) among others.
Camille Zakharia's works are in private and public collections including Bait Al Qura'n, British Council, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Wichita Center for the Arts and Taib Tower.