Omar Imam is a Syrian photographer and filmmaker based in Beirut. Since 2003, his work has been largely personal and oriented around social campaigns in Syria. Since the Syrian uprising in march 2011, he has been using ironic conceptual photography as a reaction to violence, often publishing under a pseudonym. After leaving Damascus in late 2012, he started making fictional short films focussing on the issue of Syrian refugees. Individually or with NGOs, he has created films, photography projects, as well as workshops with Syrian refugees in Lebanon. He obtained a degree in accounting from the Commercial Institute in Damascus in 2001.