Toufic Beyhum was born in troubled Beirut in 1974, but was forced into exile in London as a
child by the war.
A visualist from a young age, Toufic first showed an interest in photography at the age of 15, later refining his skills at the Heatherley School of Fine Art and Somerset College of Arts and Technology. He has been photographing ever since.
In May 2007, he published a photographic book – Emotions in Motion (Jovis Berlin) – where he captured unposed, authentic images of the commuters on Berlin’s U-Bahn. The book proved popular in Germany where Toufic received publicity on TV, radio and in major newspapers. It was sold worldwide and sits permanently in the New York Public Library, Universitätsbibliothek in Berlin & International Center of Photography, New York City.
His series "Burqa" has been acquired by LACMA & The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center for their permanent private collections. The Burqa series has also been published in an edition of Yale Books entitled ‘Islamic Art – Past, Present, Future’ (2019).
His Amoji Mask series has been exhibited at
the 7th International Exhibition on New Media Art in CICA in South Korea (2021).
His photography has been exhibited in London, Berlin, LA, New York, South Korea, Washington DC, and has been featured in: