The importance of Giath Taha’s photographs lies in the always present interest in the human being. Whether it is on a simple street corner or in a revolutionary gathering, how the human being manifests himself is always present. Giath always tries to get as close – but in the meantime invisible – as possible. In 2001 he gained interest in photography when he was given an analogue camera by his father. He started photographing everything, even without film, just to practise with the frame. Later, again from his father, he received an old Praktica MTL 3 and further developed his skills. His career started much later though, as Giath was sent to study Geography at the University of Damascus in 2002. During the trips the students made, Giath was much more interested in the colours of being outside, the red of the dirt and seeing the landscape, rather than studying it. He left the University and entered the Walled Izzat Institute of applied arts, to study photography in the Syrian capital.
In 2007, filled with photographic skills and fresh knowledge, Giath started experimenting with different subjects and did small assignments for magazines. He discovered his interest in news and journalism when he got a job at the daily newspaper Baladna News. He photographed local issues and was mostly on the road. He saw a new part of Syria and became very interested and familiar to what was stirring before the war. It was at this time that he realised that his job could be of importance to tell stories and make a bigger audience see reality. The beginnings of the revolution in 2011 were important moments in Giath career. After watching the images that appeared in the news he decided to do his part and left his hometown for Turkey. Until 2014 he was stationed close from the border and went back and forth to the opposition areas in Syria for Reuters News Agency.
Throughout the years his interest in photography as a medium changed from capturing the madness of the moment to the focus on one image and its concept.