The first underground photographs taken in Lebanon go back to 1946. It was only as of 1952 that, within the Spéleo-Club du Liban, a group of young speleologists undertook research on the different means of lighting caves. The object was to improve the results and the quality of the photographic image. It was the period of black and white photography. Colour photography, despite really took place at the beginning of the sixties.
Today, lighting techniques associated with high performance cameras and their accessories permit the realization of work that would have previously required great efforts of thought and dangerous feats of equilibrium.
The documents selected to illustrate the history of underground photography in Lebanon remain an important witness to the past and the present. They fully illustrate the perennial quality and the vitality of Lebanese speleology within our club.
When one considers that before photography, paintings and engravings of caves had already appeared in Lebanon, it seems to be interest to remember them in our introduction.