Omar Yahsruti 
RCC Virtual Artist-in-Residence, August 2020

Born in Jerusalem and raised in Beirut, the son of a Donegal mother and Palestinian father, Omar exhibited these Beirut based works on the RCC’s social media channel’s throughout the month of August. 

Omar worked as a graphic designer until the mid 2000s before becoming a full time editorial photographer. He was a contributor to Landov Media and Prensa Internacional. 

Omar has participated in numerous group shows and had his first solo show titled ‘the north’, a photographic essay on Northern Ireland, at The Perfect Exposure in Los Angeles in October 2009. Omar returned to Beirut to live and work for a year in 2010/2011 where he produced a large body of work that included documentation of Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut and the Lebanon Nakba March to the Lebanese/Israeli border. 

Omar had his first solo show in Ireland in 2015 at the RCC during the Earagail Arts Festival. This featured approximately forty images on the subject of homeland juxtaposing images of Northern Ireland and Palestine.

If you would like to donate to help the people of Beirut during this difficult time visit https://helplebanon.carrd.co/

The RCC is proudly supported by Donegal County Council and Arts Council Ireland.

 

 

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“Here we see children playing next to a school in Beirut, in what once was a playground.”
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“A trip to the barbers in South Lebanon. Nabatieh.”
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“Beirut corns swimming.”
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“A mobile shop.”
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“Beirut at night, part one.”.
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“Beirut at night, part two.”
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“Petrol station outside Sidon, the road back to Beirut.”
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“Best falafel in Beirut, in the old city, Sidon.”
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“Beirut, Ras Beirut, Hamra festival.”
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“Beirut, sabra market, bird cages”
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‘Beirut, corniche, diving’