Digital Imaging Specialist at the University Libraries receives 1st place award in the Gebran Tueni Foundation photography competition

February 19, 2015

Youssef Doughan, Digital Imaging Specialist at the AUB University Libraries received the 1st place award in the annual photography competition organized by the Gebran Tueni Foundation for the year 2014.

His winning photo, entitled “A Symphony of Waves” portrays the photographer’s fascination by the sight of crashing waves. He describes the scene saying “The ever changing ephemeral forms are just so hypnotic. This image was a tribute to the beauty and power of water. It was about freezing a moment of time and enjoying it forever.”

Doughan says that photography is his passion and when asked to describe his hobby he adds, “It’s like this zest to just create. Always recognizing new scenes, new frames, and stories to tell. Expressing the inexpressible. . . It’s like Pablo Sandoval said: “A guy can change anything. His face, his home, his family, his girlfriend, his religion, his God. But there’s one thing he can’t change. He can’t change his passion.” The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)”. “Simply put”, he adds, “photography is my passion.”

To see more of Youssef Rached Doughan’s photography, visit: or or follow him on Instagram: @ydoughan

About the Gebran Tueni Foundation

Gebran Tueni Foundation was established in December 2010 by family members: Myrna El-Murr Abu Charaf, Lina Ghariyos, Siham Tueni, Nayla Tueni and Michelle Tueni, for socio-cultural purposes, namely to support the dreams of the youth. The Gebran Tueni Foundation also includes honorary members who were friends of Gebran Tueni and close to him. For more visit:

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  1. Ziyad Yamut
    February 20, 2015 at 8:50 pm — Reply

    Congratulations Mr Doughan ! May your award add more to Digital Imaging output at AUB Libraries. Best wishes, Ziyad Yamut (Library Assistant III at the Engineering Library).

  2. Youssef Doughan
    February 26, 2015 at 12:25 pm — Reply

    Dear Ziyad,

    Thank you for your words. Much appreciated.

    Youssef Doughan

  3. Ziyad Yamut
    March 6, 2015 at 5:28 pm — Reply

    My pleasure dear Youssef 🙂
    All the best !

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