Artists of the Gallery


Danièle Chikhani


Danièle Chikhani was born in Lebanon in 1955.

After her Masters degree in architecture at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-arts, and her initiation to photography, she moved to Paris and worked as an architect/urbanist. In 2006, Danièle Chikhani returned to Lebanon.

The photographer has always accompanied the architect in her work, as well as on her many journeys. With her cameras, she has criss-crossed Peru, Uzbekistan, Mauritania, India, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey, Oman and, lately, the high Tibetan Plateau. From these journeys she brought back images of streets, walls, stairs, ordinary places of everyday life. Be it landscapes, portraits or still lifes, Danièle Chikhani scrutinizes the light and gives structure to the composition. The architect in her continually explores man’s integration with his environment, the photographer attempts to capture the light and its movement across the sand dunes, through the black veil of the niqab, or in the wearer’s gaze.

Danièle Chikhani


Danièle Chikhani was born in Lebanon in 1955.

After her Masters degree in architecture at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-arts, and her initiation to photography, she moved to Paris and worked as an architect/urbanist. In 2006, Danièle Chikhani returned to Lebanon.

The photographer has always accompanied the architect in her work, as well as on her many journeys. With her cameras, she has criss-crossed Peru, Uzbekistan, Mauritania, India, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey, Oman and, lately, the high Tibetan Plateau. From these journeys she brought back images of streets, walls, stairs, ordinary places of everyday life. Be it landscapes, portraits or still lifes, Danièle Chikhani scrutinizes the light and gives structure to the composition. The architect in her continually explores man’s integration with his environment, the photographer attempts to capture the light and its movement across the sand dunes, through the black veil of the niqab, or in the wearer’s gaze.