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Lucien Samaha

THE PRICE OF GAS & FIRST DIGITALS

July 13 – August 17, 2024

Lucien Samaha A Day in the Life of the Lilac Festival opens parallel at The Wig, Berlin.

Both exhibitions are curated by Gianmaria Andreetta and Richard Sides.

Lucien Samaha, Untitled (LAX-0174-10), 1988

Lucien Samaha, Untitled (LAX-0174-10), 1988

Lucien Samaha (b. 1958) is a Lebanese-American photographer and artist based in New York City. Samaha was born in Beirut and migrated to the US in 1970. After working as a flight attendant with Trans World Airlines from 1978 to 1986, Samaha studied photography and received the first Professional Photography Division Scholarship from Kodak. He later joined the company, becoming the first photographer with access to the prototype digital camera and various new generations as they were produced. Having always documented his life through photography, Samaha claims: "I am often asked if I knew then the relevance of what I was doing, and in all sincerity, first, I was doing my job, and, second, I was photographing, which all along had been my pursuit." (BOMB Magazine, 2020)

The exhibitions are curated by Gianmaria Andreetta and Richard Sides.