Gregory Buchakjian has tackled various artistic practices including writing (Halte), installation (Office Dada), animation film (What, Shoes?) before settling into photography.
For his first solo show, Nighthawks (2008), his camera turned towards dark colored and gloomy images of decadent parties during which young Lebanese were trying to escape from social instability and political turmoil that prevailed in the country after the 2006 war.
Since 2009, he has been exploring abandoned dwellings in Beirut. The Leningrad installation, presented at Galerie Janine Rubeiz in April 2013, is the first part of this project.