Profession: Press Photographer
Date of Birth: Nov. 27th , 1957
Chief of the Photography Section in Dar El Sayad since 1990
Ex Chief of Photography in the Catholic World Press Union-Lebanon
Ex-Secretary of Lebanese Press Photographers Syndicate
Holder of many local and international prizes , felicitations and commendations for his Journalistic accomplishments. Winner of 1 st Prize in “Best Press Photographs” for two years namely in 1994 and 1996 in a competition organized by Prestige Magazine.
Started his Press Photographer career in 1980 during the Lebanese Civil War in Al Anwar Newspaper and still working there. During his career he hah had relationship with many Arab and foreign Magazines and Newspapers and Press Agencies such as AP, Reuters , AFP ..
Edited a book on the Lebanese Civil War with the participation of Journalist Naim Schoukair.
Joseph Faddoul: A man and his camera capture the headlines
Official portrait of the president Emile Lahoud taken by Faddoul
For the first time in Lebanon's history, the official portrait of the president was not taken in the posed atmosphere of a studio.
The portrait of President Emile Lahoud, to hand on the walls of official
departments across the country, was chosen from among scores of photos taken during the daily activities of the president.
The man behind the lens is Dar Assayad's veteran senior photographer Joseph Faddoul
Faddoul is not a newcomer to the limelight. He has over the years proven to be master of the lens through his coverage of the civil war for Dar Assayad and the daily Al-Anwar.
Faddoul told ArabAd that "the word impossible does not exist in my career". A professional to the bone four years ago Faddoul was the recipient of an award for a shot capturing former President Elias Hrawi and former Prime Minister Rafic Hariri in a jovial and bizarre mood after weeks of bickering over state matters.
The picture, taken during the opening ceremony of a medical centre, was the first sign that both men had ironed out their differences.
Faddoul believes that a good shot is worth a thousand words and insists that, although technology has changed the game tremendously, the human factor and the quest for perfection remain the vital factors for success.