Lebanese photographer Wael Hamzeh was born in 1972. In the 1990s, Wael gained journalistic experience at leading local newspapers and agencies. He worked as head of the photo department at a major daily newspaper before he joined epa in 2003. After working for four years as a stringer Wael became a staff photographer in 2007.
In his 25 years as photojournalist, Wael reported from twelve different countries, participated in several local and international exhibitions, and covered breaking news, the Francophone Games, the Arab Summit Conference, the Israeli-Lebanese War in 2006, and Lebanese festivals.