said akl

Lebanese-Armenian photographer Varoujan Setian worked with Rahbani Brothers from 1962 to the end of 70s. He tirelessly photographed Rahbani Brothers’ theatrical works, finishing with photographing Fairuz for a period quantifiable in about two decades. His fine shots of Fairuz were often visible on her LP covers and are still among the best and most renowned pictures of the diva.

In 2003, months before passing away, he briefly told his life and his admiration towards Fairuz in Jack Jenssen documentary “We loved each other so much”.

In 2015 some of his shots, including portrays of Fairuz and other lebanese personalities as Said Akl, were hosted in Beirut in a collective exhibition dedicated to the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide.