Frederic Lezmi (*1978) with Lebanese-German background studied visual communication at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen with a diploma in photography. At the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts in Beirut he did his master degree in fine arts. He has obtained several grants from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and from the VG-Bildkunst. Lezmi’s work has received numerous photographic awards and has been exhibited widely. His first book “Beyond Borders” was published by Schaden.com White Press in 2009. Since 2010 he is a member of the photo agency laif. At the moment he lives in Istanbul, Turkey as recipient of a postgraduate grant from DAAD.