Antoine Abou-Diwan is a journalist and photographer based in Beirut, Lebanon. He began his career in Los Angeles covering community issues after graduating from California State University Northridge with a degree in journalism and a focus on international relations.
Antoine covered environment, agriculture and energy issues from both sides of the California-Mexico border for the Imperial Valley Press. He led the paper’s coverage of the Salton Sea, President Barack Obama’s renewable energy initiatives, and filed in-depth reports on electoral issues and the effects of massive inequality in a community that produces most of the nation’s winter vegetables.
Antoine is presently in Beirut, where he focuses on refugee issues, disadvantaged communities and the impacts of regional wars.