Born in Beirut in 1963, graduated from the photography department at the Holy Spirit University (Kaslik), 1987. Since then, Raymond Yazbeck placed his talent at the service of several magazines and art events in France and Lebanon (festivals, theatre, concerts, fashion, sports...).
Pioneer of the digital photography in the Middle-East, he created new concepts for weddings.
In French: Né en 1963 à Beyrouth, diplômé de l'université Saint Esprit de Kaslik – section photographie, 1987. Et depuis Raymond a mis son talent au service de nombreuses revues et événements artistiques en France et au Liban (festivals, théâtre, concerts, mode, sports…).
Pionnier de la photographie numérique au Moyen-Orient, il a crée des concepts inédits pour les marriages.
Since the civil war in 1975 and during the following years, I have traveled Lebanon up and down and have witnessed, with a broken heart, the destruction of architectural pieces of art that belonged to our ancestors.
The freestones, the red roofs, the mandaloun, the sculpted wooden doors, the arcades, the lintels, the stone stairs, the moucharabieh have been replaced by a jungle of concrete and aluminum. The heritage of many ancient civilizations has been also destroyed (Canaanite, Phoenician, Greek, Roman, Arab, Crusader, Ottoman, etc...).
Lebanon, the country of the Cedar and the sun, expresses its identity through its plural architecture.
Today, I cannot but feel the melancholy when I see that my country is invaded by silent and cold concrete like in the desert. Its villages have become miserable; its beaches, a heap of waste; its land abandoned.
Through the book "Heritage Wealth - The Stone", I wanted to stop the time in order to preserve the sites that have escaped from the human and massive destruction of our heritage.
Eternalizing these moments, was not only fixing memories, but also a service for the History of my country; a service that I have achieved with great joy.
I wish that this book would encourage each person to contribute to the preservation of our heritage.