For the last 40 years, Stavro Jabra, better known as STAVRO, has been reflecting
through his work the current events in Lebanon, the Middle East and the world in general.
Born February 18, 1947 in Beirut, his success and fame were gained through his political caricatures that were published in most Lebanese newspapers. Starting 1967, his caricatures appeared in the following:
Local publications: As-Sayad, L'Orient-le Jour, Az-Zamane, Samar, As-Safa, Al-Mouharer, Al-Anwar, Al-Ahrar, Sada-Lubnan, Horoscope, Flash, Chabaka. Al- Jeich, Ad-Dastour, Al-Jarida, Sketch, Al-Hasna, Le Beyroutin, Sawt wa Soura, Magazine, Al-Ousbouh al-Arabi, Al-Kifah al-Arabi, Al-Amal, Le Réveil, Ad-Dawliya, Majalati, Mondanité, Estejwab, Chronique, Nida al-Watan, The Daily Star.
International publications: Der Spiegel, Jeune Afrique, Punch, Atlas World Press, l'Express, Economia, Le Monde, Il Giornale, J'Informe, Le Courrier International, Die Weltwoche, the Washington Times
CVN Television station for the daily evening news for the period of two years.
News Agencies: Associated Press (AP), Agence France Press (AFP) has published by telephotography his caricature all around the world.
Stavro is the author of sixteen caricature and four photo collections.
His caricature collections are exposed in Montréal at the "Bibliothèque de l'Humour" library. He has participated in countless international caricature exhibitions in Montréal, Berlin, Ancona, Athens, Gabrovo, Istanbul, Malta, Yugoslavia, France and Geneva.
He was the guest of honor at the Caricature Festival in Epinal "France", in 1989, and at seven local exhibitions in Beirut in the years 1969, 1973, 1982, 1987, 1991, 1996 and 1997.
His work was also exposed at the Year of the child exhibition in January 1980 at "Mairie de Paris".
Stavro is also renown for his photographs and was honored as One of the best Contemporary Photographers of the Lebanese War by the French magazine "Photo".
His photographs appeared in the following: Local magazines and Paris Match, Photo, Photo deutsche ausgabe, Photo Reporter.
Stavro also founded in September 1983 his own monthly magazine "SCOOP" in which he had the opportunity to publish his non-political photographs. He tried to capture the beauty in this world, the charm of human beings, giving them each the Real Human dimension. A regular at most international movie festivals, especially the Cannes Festival, he has photographed the world's most famous movie stars.
As a major Lebanese social figure, he has been a jury member of the Lebanese Talent Program "Studio el Fan" on the national television station "LBC" during the years 1988 and 1992.
He founded the "Lebanese Press Photographers Syndicate" and performed as president emeritus of that syndicate in the year 1992.
Jury member of Beirut Film Festival in October 1997.
He contributed to the Masterclass for Editorial Cartoonists in Malta-1998.
Winner of the Golden Web Award 2001-2002 by I.A.W.M.D.
(International Association of Web Masters and Designers).
He contributed to the « 5ème Rencontre Internationale du Dessin de Presse (RIDEP), in Carquefou, France-2004.
In the « 3rd Media Festival », Stavro wins the 2004 Cartoon Trophy- Beirut 2004.
Two illustrations of the most famous woman in the world Madonna drawing by Stavro in “Madonna in Art”, compiled by Mem Mehmet and published by Pop Art Books, London-2004.
Stavro received a letter from UN Secretary General Kofi Annan - November 2004
In the 4th Arab Media Festival, Stavro wins 2006 Caricature Trophy. Beirut 2006.
He exhibits at Saint-Just le Martel (France) 125 political cartoons (September-October 2007).
Stavro once again realized a power cartoons for an exhibition at the United Nations headquarters in New York, December 10, 2007. The exhibition entitled "Sketching Human Rights" illustrating the meaning of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.Member of "Cartoonists and Writers Syndicate" (U.S.).
Member of "dessinateurs francophones" (France).
Member of Cartoonists Fano Funny (Italy).
Member of Daryl Cagle's professional cartoonists (U.S.).
Member of The NOSE "Caricature Artists" (U.S.)