Bashar Tabbah’s passion for photography, exploration, and history has dominated his life over the past 15 years. Growing up in Jordan surrounded by historical treasures highly influenced his interests and outlook. Additionally, having both British and Jordanian roots has given Bashar a perspective that neither side can truly offer on its own.

Since 2004, Bashar has travelled extensively and has photographed over 380 locations internationally as well as 250 in Jordan. He primarily focuses on sites of historical and cultural significance.

Bashar walks a fine line between documentary and artistry in his work. He describes what he does as a combined form of freedom of movement, and education in cultures and their past.

Bashar’s work in Jordan reached a peak in 2018 with the publication of his first title; ‘A Map and a lens: Jordan’. He continues to explore the world and has multiple projects in the works both locally in Jordan and abroad.

Equipment used

Canon 5D Mark IV (2017)
Canon 5D mark III(2012) 
Canon 50D(2008) 
Canon G10
FujiFilm S7000(2004)
Giottos Tripod

Lenses used

16-35mm 2.8L
TSE 17mm 4.0L
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro
EF 70-200mm 4.0L
EF 28mm 1.8
EF 50mm 1.8


Exhibitions and Lectures

A Map and a Lens book launch and talk at the Jordan Museum (17.12.2018)