What were you thinking?

What were you thinking?
What were you thinking?

What were you thinking?

Taken in Lebanon
This is a portrait from a series tilted Stranded - On life after imprisonment. This project documents intimate stories of people who have served time in jail and communicates their struggles while trying to pick up their lives on release. 2018

  • 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.

Born in 1982, Elsie Haddad is a documentary photographer based in Beirut.

Her work revolves around transition and change, as well as around places that hold memories and been witness to different eras and events.
In 2015, her project 'Bogota' was exhibited in Berlin and Beirut before winning the Photomed Festival Portfolio Award. Her series 'The SandAlong The Way' was also exhibited in Berlin, Jordan and Lebanon. Subsequently, she received a grant from ADPP for her project 'Stranded - On Life After Imprisonment' which was exhibited during the GPP “Photo week” in Dubai in 2019. In 2016, she received the Boghossian Award for her body of work.

Since 2019, she is part of Collectif 1200, a collective of 11 Lebanese photographers, working on topics related to Lebanon and the current situation. Together they showed their work in FAB, Bordeaux in 2021 and in Casa Arabe during Photo España 2022.

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.