BORN in Antwerp in a Jewish-Lebanese family, Alberto's first passion for photography started on his 13th birthday when he received his first camera. Though his main work is a diamond trader in the famous diamond industry in Antwerp, his love for photography increased over the years.
After having participated in “les rencontres de la photography” in Arles (summer of 2015), Alberto Saleh decided to focus his work on analogue photography, specialising in black and white photography. By doing this, he went back to the basics of photography. The name that he has chosen for his work is “Tour de Force”.
Meanwhile he continues his passion for studio photography. He applies Neon art to a few of his pieces. All this work is created in his own new studio, situated in the heart of Antwerp. Some of his pictures are exposed there.
The highlight of 2015 was the official handover of “House of Lights” to the major of Antwerp, Bart de Wever. This picture symbolises the multicultural facets of the city of Antwerp and the 450 years of existence of the city hall of Antwerp.
Alberto's very first exposition was held in Antwerp in February 2015, at the Artelli Gallery, where he received his first chance to expose his works from Elie Schonfeld.
September 2015 was the moment where Alberto introduced himself to a larger public by participating in the Accessible art fair in Brussels, curated and organized by Stephanie Manasseh.
A dream came true.
Many shows followed like the Affordable art fair in Brussels, the Photofever Louvre in Paris, and the Monaco Art fair.
In November 2016 a new world opened itself to Alberto. For the first time Accessible Art Fair was organised in New-York in Gramercy Park. It was held in the prestigious “The National Arts Club”.
In 2017, he again exposed with Stephanie Manasseh at the 9Hotel in Brussels and Paris.
His works are now exposed in different cities like Antwerp, Brussels, Paris, London, New-York, Geneva and Tel-Aviv.
2018 is already knocking at the door with many new projects like the art project for a new children's hospital in Leuven, Belgium and the upcomming Empowered Woman project.
Alberto just wants to thank all the new people and friends he has met during all these years and for the love and joy he continually receives.
Finally, it’s all about the eyes... “The Eyes of Life” like someone called him in the Accessible art fair in NY.
Hope you will enjoy his work!
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