About Lily

Arab American photographer Lily Bandak was born in Amman, Jordan.


A world renowned photographer who has had the pleasure of acting as personal photographer of Mrs. Anwar Sadat and the King and Queen of Jordan.  She photographed Yassir Arafat and in 1978 was invited by the Egyptian government to document Egyptian culture by photographing its people and monuments.  Her work has been displayed all over the world and is part of the permanent collection at the White House . 

She is an internationally acclaimed photographer and the contributor to “Images of Egypt” a photo journalistic book of Egypt.

In 1983 she launched the photojournalism department at Yarmoulk University in Jordan, where she also taught.