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ABACAPRESS photographer Ammar Abd Rabbo awarded ‘Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des lettres’

Photographer Ammar Abd Rabbo discussing his photography with the French President Emmanuel Macron | Photo supplied

This in from a very proud photo agency owner, Jean-Michel Psaila at ABACAPRESS, on learning one of his photojournalists is to receive the Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des lettres in France.

Hello Will,
French/Syrian ABACAPRESS photographer Ammar Abd Rabbo is going to have a very rare distinction award for a photojournalist.
He will be awarded as ” Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des lettres” by the education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer the 22 nd of June in Paris. During his photojournalistic career Ammar covered the main conflicts in Iraq and Syria.

Congratulations Ammar and great news for the editorial photo industry to have the important work of a photojournalism recognised – here’s the award:

• The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters) is an Order of France, established on 2 May 1957 by the Minister of Culture, and its supplementary status to the Ordre national du Mérite was confirmed by President Charles de Gaulle in 1963. Its purpose is the recognition of significant contributions to the arts, literature, or the propagation of these fields. Wiki

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