From July 3, 2024 to July 6, 2024

Galerie Tanit, Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon

LES INDISCIPLINÉS delves into the untamed essence of the night, inviting viewers to lose themselves in the nocturnal wilderness.

Each photograph narrates a story of liberated expression and serves as a visual journey; a passage into the photographic dimension of endless possibilities that unfold in the night. Striving to provoke and stir emotions within the observer, these photographs portray the free-spirited nature of nocturnal freedom.

LES INDISCIPLINÉS is a deliberate attempt to erase the imaginary boundaries between societal norms, offering a playful perspective that inspires viewers to question pre-defined social stereotypes. At its core, this project seeks to authentically capture Beirut’s nightlife through personal and shared experiences, focusing less on its commercial aspects and more on the underground scene. Rather than a conventional documentary approach, this collection of photographs is a participatory venture, a raw, unfiltered portrayal of the night’s energy and interactions.

LES INDISCIPLINÉS seeks to empower the human body in all its glory, capturing spontaneous moments that embrace the free- spirited and untamed souls. This exploration goes beyond mere documentation; it is an immersive experience that challenges perceptions, celebrates freedom, and revels in the unapologetic beauty found in the heart of the night.

Anthony Saroufim

Anthony Saroufim (b.1990) is a Lebanese photographer based in Beirut, Lebanon. He graduated from the École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris in 2015 with a masters degree in Architecture. His artistic journey holds a profound commitment to preserving memories, identities, and stories through the captivating fusion of architecture and photography. Saroufim explores the traditional charm of analog photography in an increasingly digital era. In his ongoing project “Les Indisciplinés,” (2019-present) Saroufim immerses himself in the nocturnal wilderness, boldly unveiling the essence of the night and documenting unfiltered scenes from Beirut’s underground nightlife. “Les Indisciplinés” aims to empower the human body and spirit, celebrating spontaneous moments and the unapologetic beauty of the night. It transcends mere documentation, offering an immersive experience that challenges perceptions and revels in nocturnal energy.