Christina Malkoun is a freelance Photojournalist and Documentary Photographer, currently living in Beirut, Lebanon. Working as the Art Director of ELLE magazine for the Arab World since 2006.

Her personal work is focusing on human rights related issues, over the past 8 years she has been working with refugees across Lebanon. She has worked on many assignments for the United Nations, such as IRIN news, OHCHR, UNHCR. And other NGO’s such as Drosos.

In 2012, she got nominated for the UNICEF Germany photo of the year competition for her work on a Thai family escaping trafficking in women and children in the Mekong sub-region.

In June 2014, Christina screened her short documentary “Youth of Cairo, The Unscene”, at the Lebanese Film Festival in Beirut, depicting the artists that emerged after the Egyptian revolution.

In November 2014, Christina was part of a worldwide project entitled “Spécial Réfugiés” with Arte reportage, a well-known French/German TV channel. Documenting the lives of Palestinian refugees in Burj el Barajneh camp in Beirut.

In June 2015, she did her own photography exhibition at the French Institute in Beirut, then in October 2015 at the Beirut Photo Fair. An exhibition entitled “Déplacés” documenting the stories of Syrian refugees across Lebanon after the Syrian uprising.

Christina was recently awarded with an Honorable mention at the MIFA, the Moscow International Fotography Award 2015, and an Honorable Mention for the “Untold Stories” competition of EyeEm and VII Photo Agency, for her latest work on Autistic children inside refugee camps.

Christina is available for assignments, please visit her contact page.


August 2016. Photojournalist, ICP, International Center of Photography. Stories in the social landscape course with Karen Marshall and Photography and Human Rights course with Stephen Ferry. New York city, USA.

August 2015. Photojournalist, Transmission pour l'Image at Visa pour l'Image. Portfolio review with Christopher Morris, Alice Gabriner, Joao Silva, Stephan Vanfleteren, Bulent Kilic. Perpignan, France.

July 2012. Photojournalist, Foundry Photojournalism Workshop. Multimedia course with Tewfic el Sawy. Chiang Mai, Thailand.


BA in Graphic Design, Moving Image and typography. Notre Dame University, Louaize, Lebanon.

Baccalaureate 2, Economy. Lycée Franco Libanais, Nahr Ibrahim, Lebanon.


Fluent in French, English and Arabic.