In Beirut, a Lebanese photographer’s take on Pantanal

Michel Zoghzoghi’s ‘Pantanal, Land of the Jaguar’ will run from April 25 to May 15 at the Brazil-Lebanon Cultural Center. Admission is free.

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São Paulo – The Embassy of Brazil in Beirut and the Brazil-Lebanon Cultural Center (Brasiliban) are hosting photo exhibit Pantanal, Land of the Jaguar, by Lebanese photographer Michel Zoghzoghi. The showing will be open from April 25 to May 15 at the Cultural Center, and admission is free.

Michel Zoghzoghi fell in love with photography 12 years ago, after buying a camera to bring to a polo tournament organized by a friend in London. He hasn’t looked back since.

Zoghzoghi’s photographs mostly portray some form of danger, from Indian tigers to Arctic polar bears, from African landscapes to white sharks in Southern oceans and jaguars in Brazil’s Pantanal. He travels the world to capture the natural beauty that our planet has to offer. Zoghzoghi’s work’s intended to warn people of the fact that so many species are endangered.

Set at the heart of South America, Pantanal is the largest humid continental area in the world. It spans 210,000 sqm – the equivalent of Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal and the Netherlands combined. A richly biodiverse biome, it was listed as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage and Biosphere Reserve site in 2000.

Quick facts

Photo exhibit: Pantanal, Land of the Jaguar
Opening: April 25, 7pm
April 26-May 15
Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm
Brazil-Lebanon Cultural Center
Mar Mitr street, Trad building, 176, Achrafieh
Beirut, Lebanon
Free admission

Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

Michel Zoghzoghi

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