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Emile Issa is one of the Middle East’s most influential young photographers.
Born in Beirut, he moved to Marbella, Spain in 1988, which he made his summer home and where he began his career with frequent trips to Florence and Paris.

There, he honed his skills and expressed his personal style next to Internationa… Read More
Emile Issa is one of the Middle East’s most influential young photographers.
Born in Beirut, he moved to Marbella, Spain in 1988, which he made his summer home and where he began his career with frequent trips to Florence and Paris.

There, he honed his skills and expressed his personal style next to International renown Master Photographers.
Such as Pierre-Anthony Allard the black & white legend of Studio Harcourt, Paris and Janusz Sikora, the American Director of Photography, consultant for Dreamworks, USC & The New York Film Academy.

Emile’s vision made him a much sought-after creative partner in the fashion and creative portraits industries today.

His work has been featured on an international level from Numero China,
IN Magazine Dubai, to L’Officiel Levant and he contributed to the success of many leading fashion and design houses through advertising campaigns, and Editorial Photoshoots from:
Zuhair Murad, GS Magazine, Winston and W Motors to Goldfish Parade and the Beirut International Marathon.

As a portrait photographer, Emile Issa works with the actors, beauties and worldwide celebrities of the moment, as well as capturing the essence of key figures such as :
Elie Saab, James Blunt, Faudel, Elissa and Matteo.
And also Julien Vialon, Ricardo Karam, Ralph Debbas & Goldfish Parade.

In addition to his work with World-class magazines such as Images Magazine (France), Femme Magazine, IN Magazine (Dubai), L’Officiel (Levant), Jamalouki (ME), GS Magazine and Numero Homme (China), Emile Issa has contributed to numerous projects.

His work is frequently reviewed and displayed in the Press such as: The Daily Star, L’Orient-Le Jour, An-Nahar...

His most recent book is ADRENALINE 05 published in partnership with Librairie Antoine, a tribute to Lebanon and its people who have inspired him so much.

Recent exhibitions of Emile’s photography have been held in museums and galleries around the world next to the works of International Photographers such as Costa Gavras and Nino Migliori.

The Musée Océanographique in Monaco and the Festival Photomed in Toulon hosted Emile’s work, “The Shadows Project”, in 2013.
As well as the first “Beirut Photo Fair” in 2012.

In 2010, Emile joined “The Royal Photographic Society of London” and in 2013, Emile was invited by the Beirut Creative Cluster to join the prestigious collective of top Visual media artists in the Levant.

Partners of the BCC are The British Council, The EU and Berytech.

Since 2011, Emile Issa presents the first TV segment on Lebanese TV LBCI dedicated to the History of Photography and its current trends.

Emile’s work has also appeared on International Tvs, such as Tv5 Monde, France 24 & MTV Lebanon.
MBC Dubai & Al-Hurra also visited Emile’s studio for a Behind the Scenes extensive report showing the preparation of his next solo Exhibition “Shadows”.

In 2012, Emile was chosen by ADI Canon as a Highlighted Photographer.

And in 2013, Fujitek chose Emile to review it’s camera, The Fuji X-Pro 1 and test it in Professional Fashion Studio conditions.

Today Emile is dedicated to raising ethic standards in the Photography Profession and also uses the Photographic medium in order to address urgent social and environmental issues with a particular focus on non-profit and charity based action. Read Less
Member Since: Oct 17, 2010