Walid Rashid is a commercial, editorial and travel photographer from Lebanon.
Over the course of his career, he worked his way in photography focusing on the communication of feelings and the embodied stories behind all five senses that make up a photograph. He treats photography as multi-fold process as well as an adventure: with the right music, interesting people and a few friends by his side part of the way, it can become a life in its own right.
His journey through life and photography has taken him to various parts of the world and more than 24 countries in Europe, the Middle East and finally Southeast Asia, where he finds himself constantly drawn.
From the Yemeni Hamadas, to the bustling streets of India, to a remote village in Laos, to China’s Tiger Leaping Gorge, or a sulfur mine inside an Indonesian volcano, and back to his home country Lebanon, his choice of subjects is fairly broad, always exploring the relationship between man and nature.
In his approach to photography, he tries to bring a different and evolving life perception of a moment that should be “seen” and felt rather than just “looked at” in our world so that words cease to matter and become only the frame inside which people and places speak their true life stories or invite imagination of others.
In December 2011, his photo series “Hope in the Inferno” featuring the Sulfur Miner of Kawah Ijen, Indonesia won him a trip with National Geographic to South Africa where he was mentored by a Nat Geo photographer.
- Mosaic Exhibition – Dar Al-Mussawir: Collective photography exhibition, January 2012, (Beirut, Lebanon)
- Beirut Photo Fair – Artheum: Collective photography exhibition, September 2012 (Beirut, Lebanon)
- Beiteddine Festival 2014: Collective photography exhibition, “The Hidden Treasures of Higher Chouf” June 2014 (Beiteddine, Lebanon)
- “Miroirs… Les Cheikhs Mowahhedoun Druzes du Liban” – Institut Francais branches in Lebanon
Solo photography exhibition: 12 April 2014 in Deir El Qamar / 10 November 2014 in Zahle/ 15 June 2015 in Beirut
- Les Journée du Liban - Collective photography exhibition - Halle des Blancs Manteaux, May 2015 (Paris, France)