Calling Home

Calling Home
Calling Home

Calling Home

Taken in Lebanon
Two Syrian refugee men, standing in the Bekaa Valley, east of Lebanon, connect their phones to a Syrian phone network in order to call their families back home in Syria at Syrian call rates. September 2013.

  • A3 fine art print on Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre (200gsm)
  • Uncropped — check the image preview carefully to see a preview of the presentation
  • Packaged on foam-board, covered by a plastic sheet
  • Worldwide shipping

Regular price Dhs. 495.00
Tax included.

Dalia Khamissy is a Lebanese-born photographer whose main interest in about social and political stories in the Middle East.

In 2005 Khamissy worked for the Associated Press as photo editor in its Beirut office, covering the assassinations and explosions as well as the summer 2006 Israeli aggression on Lebanon and its aftermath. After quitting the AP end of 2006, she decided to focus on the aftermath of Lebanon’s wars and their impact on people’s lives.

In 2010 she started an ongoing project "Missing of Lebanon", photographing the families of some of the estimated 17,000 people who went missing during Lebanon’s 1975-90 civil war. Since 2011, she has been covering the aftermath of the war in Syria, and more specifically the lives of refugees in Lebanon and Jordan for different newspapers and iNGOs.

She is currently working on the aftermath of the 4 August Beirut blast, telling the stories of those whose lives were affected.

Her pictures have been exhibited widely in Europe, South America, US and the MENA region. She is published in local and international publications, namely Le Monde, le Figaro, the Guardian, NYT, FT, WSJ, the Washington Post, the Economist, etc. as well as different INGOs (UN agencies, IRC, Concern, Save the Children, etc.)

She is currently based in Lebanon.

The profits (AED438 / $119.25) of each print sold will be given to artists currently in Gaza and the West Bank.

Prints are available for AED495.00 ($134.77). Here are the costs:

  • Printing and packaging: AED32.00 ($8.71)
  • 5% VAT: AED25.00 ($6.81)
  • Shipping: paid additionally by you, the buyer, and goes directly to the shipping company — no profits are generated from this.
  • Transfer fees: this cost depends on the recipients choice of transfer method, but this will be covered by the facilitating parties, and will not impact the final profit value

Gulf Photo Plus has been selling artwork by regional photographers since 2013, sharing profits equally. For this sale, all profits will be transferred to the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), which will then be distributed by AFAC to a group of Palestinian image-makers — how they use these funds is then wholly at their discretion. We will publicly provide proof of transfer at the conclusion of the sale.