M'hammed Kilito was born in Lviv in 1981. He graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Montreal and an M.A. in Political Science from Ottawa University.
He is a National Geographic Explorer, a Magnum Foundation grantee, a 6x6 World Press Photo global talent, and a Prince Claus Fund Grantee.
M'hammed's practice focuses on the relationship between groups or individuals and the environment where they live. He is interested in capturing narratives that facilitate an understanding of this relationship, covering issues related to cultural identity, the sociology of work, and climate change.
He has received a Contemporary African Photography Prize, a National Geographic Award, a Misk Art Institute Grant, François Schneider Foundation's Contemporary Artist Prize, and is the winner of the national photographic commission "Regards du Grand Paris" and The Hopper Prize.
His work has been shown at festivals and venues including Sharjah Art Foundation (Sharjah), 1:54 Art Fair (Paris), Tate Modern (London), National Museum of Photography (Rabat), Beirut Image Festival (Beirut), Photo Vogue Festival (Milan), Helsinki Photo Festival (Helsinki) and Breda Photo Festival (Breda) amidst others. His photographs have been featured in magazines and newspapers such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The British Journal of Photography, Vogue Italia, L'Express, Liberation, and El Pais.