Nader Photographs Narrate Stories

© AUB Bulletin Today - Dina AbouSalem Dean | April 2006

Unique symmetry, richness, and mystery characterized the photographs of Marc Nader, which were exhibited in West Hall from March 20 to 31. His work is of the kind that tells the viewer stories that would have been lost to oblivion had it not been for his keen and sensitive camera eye.

Marc Nader, who is a part-time faculty member in the Department of Architecture and Design, first became interested in photography in 1963. During the 1970s and upon graduating from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris, he developed that interest into a noteworthy career as a commercial and fine art photographer. His photographs of Parisian rooftops, landscapes, women’s portraits, and contemporary art tell a great deal about Nader; they are, according to him, “a means for self-expression.”

The 84 photographs on display were intended to “trigger one’s imagination and make one wonder about the place or the person in the photograph,” says Nader. “I did not organize this collection chronologically or thematically, because each is an independent piece that captures the moment and represents a particular epoch in my life.”

Professor Marwan Sabban, chairman of the Department of Photography, introduced Marc Nader as one of the few fine arts photographers “who have refined their art to bring the level of photography to a new dimension.” Nader’s exhibit is the second in a series of photography exhibits organized by AUB.