A refugee of both the 1972 earthquake in Nicaragua and the 1975 Civil War in Lebanon, Halim is drawn to the people in his portraits. Educated as a prosthodontist, self trained as a photographer, he splits his year between the two.
It is his time in India that transforms the photography. While working with a team in Delhi, he is taken to a market in an alley. It is in this small space that he is shown the meaning of his work. From this point forward, he uses photography as a tool for raising awareness.
He returns to each community over the years, provides subjects with their own prints and proceeds to make their portraits once again. The single portrait is transformed into a study over time. It is this approach that fuels his desire to continue.