M'hammed Kilito has been appointed World Press Photo Contest Outreach Coordinator for North Africa and the Middle East.

I'm happy to announce that I was designated by World Press Photo as the Contest Outreach Coordinator for North Africa and the Middle East.  One of our goals is to improve representation from regions that have been historically underrepresented. This year the contest format will be different, shifting to a new regional contest model focusing on six regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, North and Central America, South America, and Southeast Asia and Oceania. This new model will offer both regional and global awards. Find out more here
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M'hammed Kilito is among the VII Mentor Program 2021-23 Cohort

VII Photo Agency is thrilled to welcome into their new Mentor Program ten gifted young photographers with diverse experiences chosen from nearly 300 applicants from 65 countries. The VII Mentor Program is an important commitment from our member photographers to transfer knowledge and experience to a younger generation of photographers. The first program of its kind, it has developed some of the brightest new talents in photojournalism since its 2008 launch. Newly redesigned for 2021 in partnership with  VII Academy , the Mentor Program will provide a structured professional...
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M'hammed Kilito, winner of the national photographic commission "Regards du Grand Paris"

Inspired by philosopher Guy Debord's theory of drifting, M'hammed Kilito proposes with À la recherche du temps promis to "let himself go to the solicitations of the field", in a territory in full mutation, that of Greater Paris. Setting out alone on foot with his photographic equipment, the artist will follow an itinerary of more than 600 kilometers, in order to cross little-known spaces, as well as historical sites, construction sites, industrial sites and so-called "natural" sites. He will thus link the "near" and the "great" suburbs...
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GPP Talks with M'hammed Kilito

GulfPhotoPlus 𝐆𝐏𝐏 𝐓𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐬 with M'hammed Kilito⁠ Monday, 8 November at 7pm. ⁠ Warehouse 34, Alserkal Avenue⁠, Dubai ⁠ Join us on Monday, November 8 at 7pm for an artist talk and Q&A session. M'hammed will engage in a moderated artist talk, sharing insights on his latest photography projects, 'Among You' and 'Hooked to Paradise', drawing unexpected connections and providing a critical retrospective on his practice.  ⁠ M'hammed Kilito is a Moroccan photographer who focuses on capturing narratives that are embedded in understanding the relationship...
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Exhibition of the laureates for the 10th anniversary of the Residence for Photography prize of the Fondation des Treilles

Come and discover the exhibition of our laureates for "the 10th anniversary of the "Residence for Photography" prize of the Fondation des Treilles" at the Maison de la Photographie in Toulon, from October 30th 2021 to February 28th 2022.  The opening will take place on Friday, October 29 at 6 pm.
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GQ Middle East interview with M'hammed Kilito

The series feels almost like an anthropological study of today’s diverse Moroccan youth identities and their lived experiences, but instead of wordy discourse, M’hammed Kilito has visualised it through his incisive lens. And for good reason; M’hammed Kilito has a background in political science, and he approaches his photography oeuvre and its main theme of cultural identity with plenty of academic research and field investigations.
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"Plural identities" at the Africa-France summit in Montpellier

On the occasion of the Africa-France Summit, I am pleased to participate in the Africa Montpellier Festival, in Montpellier, from October 5 to 10. The exhibition "Plural Identities" will take place at the magnificent Pavillon Populaire and will showcase different faces of youth captured in various parts of the African continent. The plural identities are those of an urban youth who plays with appearances and difficulties to express their dreams of independence, anti-conformism and freedom.The exhibition offers through several series, a diversity of views on the realities and...
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IAF Basel - CAP Prize Winners Exhibition

CAP Prize Exhibition 57 large-format images show contemporary African photography. CESAR DEZFULI, RAHIMA GAMBO, M'HAMMED KILITO, GOSETTE LUBONDO & ISMAIL ZAIDY The large-format open-air exhibition on the Rhine near the Bläsiring presents five photographic positions. The works of the winners of the CAP Prize 2020 are on display. The internationally renowned prize has been awarded annually since 2012 to photographers whose work originated on the African continent or deals with its diaspora.
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El Pais: Entre dos Mundos

Así lo hace el fotógrafo M’hammed Kilito en sus collages, donde mezcla retratos de la juventud marroquí desde un punto de vista absolutamente rebelde, debido a la tinta que recorre sus cuellos o los pendientes que decoran sus rostro, junto a imágenes de los lugares donde se han criado. “Son personas que quieren reivindicar su identidad frente a lo tradicional. Un conflicto entre lo nuevo y lo antiguo que existe en otras sociedades”, explica el comisario Entre dos mundos La exposición Barzakh, que dentro del festival...
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Urbi & Orbi Festival, Sedan, France

11th EDITION OF THE URBI&ORBI FESTIVAL For this twentieth anniversary edition, the festival of photography and the city is bringing down the walls... Literally and figuratively. 22 installations Sedan city centre From 5 june to 29 august 2021 "Among you", presented in an ephemeral pavilion. Location: Quai de la Régente Le Festival | urbiorbi.photo
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Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai

"Chemistry of Feeling" Group exhibition Drawing on the delicate connections between a tumultuous past year for human relationships and photography, this community exhibition locates moments of slowness, micro- and macro- revolution, introspection, and the folding priorities of the present, captured in film format. From 12 July to 21 September Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue. GPP: Chemistry of Feeling Chemistry of Feeling, our 2021 Community Exhibition celebrating analog photography is on view from Monday,12 July at Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue. This exhibition is the...
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Les rencontres d'Arles

Exhibition of a selection of images made by the 2019 winners of the "Residence for Photography" Prize of the Fondation des Treilles in the framework of Arles Exposition Off 2021 The series among you by M'hammed Kilito was presented during the opening week of the Rencontres de la photographie, Arles among the 2019 laureates of the "Residence for Photography" prize of the Fondation des Treilles, with Sylvie Hugues and Jean-François Spricigo. .  Maison Des Treilles 6 Place Louis Blanc, Arles, France Opening: Wednesday 7 July at 10:00 am Tuesday 6 July to...
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Auckland Festival of Photography

The Auckland Festival of Photography Trust are delighted to be partnering with the CAP Association to show the 2020 shortlisted projects of the CAP (Contemporary African Photography) Prize. The CAP Association is a not for profit association based in Basel, Switzerland which executes the CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography awarded annually to five photographic portfolios that engage with the African continent or its diaspora. . It consists of a series of exhibitions produced in collaboration with major photography festivals in Africa and the rest of the world. The CAP Prize aims...
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"Barzakh. Entre mondes", PhotoESPAÑA Festival, Casa Arabe, Madrid, Spain

PHotoESPAÑA Festival, Madrid, Spain 'Barzakh. Between Worlds', curated by Xavier De Luca and Houari Bouchenak. The exhibition includes works by Zied Ben Romdhane, M'hammed Kilito, Souad Mani, Hakim Rezaoui, Sonia Moulet E'shesh, Yasmine Hatimi, Toni Serra *) abu ali and Abdo Shanan. This event is part of the official section of the PHotoESPAÑA 2021 festival. The exhibition can be seen until October 17, 2021 at Casa Árabe. Casa Árabe | Barzakh: Between worlds
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Award Winning African Photography - photo basel Takes a Closer Look

All 12 artists from  Edition POPCAP  were included in  Award Winning African Photography - photo basel Takes a Closer Look,  the online showcase of contemporary African photography presented in the framework of  photo basel international art fair’s virtual exhibitions . The roughly 240 award winning works exhibited are sourced from the  CAP Prize – the International African Photography Prize , the limited print edition  Edition POPCAP ,  democraSEE ( Photo: ) and the  Uganda Press Photo Award and  East African Photo Award (...
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Fiction of reality, World Press Photo Exhibition 2020, Oldenburg, Germany

Everyday Africa - World Press Photo Exhibition 2020 Oldenburg Worldpressphotoausstellung-oldenburg.de Everyday Africa - World Press Photo Exhibition 2020 Oldenburg Worldpressphotoausstellung-oldenburg.de
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The Everyday Projects: New Stories and Horizons, Cairo Photo Week

The Everyday Projects: New Stories and Horizons Photo Exhibition will be on display at  Cairo Photo Week March 11-20. The exhibition is curated by Peter DiCampo & Wacera Njagi and showcases stories from 25 photographers contributing to from Everyday Egypt, Everyday Africa, and Everyday Middle East: Ali Zaraay, Amina Kadous, Asmaa Gamal, Barry Christianson, Esther Mbabazi, Fethi Sahraoui, Forough Alaei, Gulshan Khan, Hana Gamal, Laura El-Tantawy, Ley Uwera, Mahmoud Khattab, Maheder Tadese, Miora Rajaonary, Mohamed Mahdy, M’hammed Kilito, Mustafa Saeed, Nadia Mounier,...
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Participation in 1:54 at Christie's Paris

We are excited to announce,  1-54 Paris at Christie’s will be taking place for the first time in the French capital. 1-54 will welcome 20 international galleries presenting work by leading contemporary artists from Africa and its diaspora at  Christie’s from 20-23 January 2021. Following the postponement of the 2021 Marrakech edition due to Covid-related regulations, 1-54 has taken the opportunity to partner with Christie’s and hold a unique fair in Paris. This will be a very special edition of the fair, an intimate event, with a myriad of great art and...
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Destiny at Sharjah's Africa Institute

This exhibition is a collaboration between The Africa Institute , Sharjah Art Foundation and the Sharjah Museum Authority. It was originally set to open on March 23, 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to inform you that The Africa Institute has launched the virtual tour of the exhibition. You can view it here: http://theafricainstitute.org/aida-muluneh.php and the exhibition booklet is also available to download as a PDF from that page. The space looks great with all the photography, and we hope you enjoy it.
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Photo Vogue Festival

Due to the uncertainty of social distancing measures and the general Covid—19 situation the fifth edition of the Photo Vogue Festival, organised by Vogue Italia will be mainly digital.  A never seen before platform will host the exhibitions, talks and projections. Excerpts of the exhibitions will also be displayed  outdoors from October 30th until November 22nd , in the  Giardini di Porta Venezia in Milan , to allow the community to interact with the works. The full exhibitions will be browsable  online starting November 12 , and the  live events, talks, zoom...
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on The Washington Post: Cherishing human connections in the time of coronavirus

M’hammed Kilito — Marrakesh, Morocco M’hammed Kilito, 39, was in Europe when the Moroccan government announced it would be closing the border. “I was lucky enough to make it on the last plane home,” he said. But that relief turned into loneliness. Afraid that he might have covid-19, M’hammed decided to quarantine himself for 14 days, away from his parents. “If I hadn’t been in Europe, I think I would have been with my family like the majority of Moroccans who have been reunited to live these moments of confinement together.” During...
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Cap Prize Shorlisted

Shortlisted for the 9th CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography: M’hammed Kilito for Portrait of a Generation: Among you.â € â € See all portfolios at https://www.capprize.com/landing/shortlist2020 . The five winners will be announced in September at Photo Basel International Art Fair. The call to the 10th edition of the CAP Prize will open on 7 November 2020. Further details at http://www.capprize.com .
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2020 National Geographic Explorer

M’hammed Kilito has been selected by the National Geographic Society as a 2020 National Geographic Explorer.
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6x6 Talent Program by World Press Photo

Today I received the great news that I was selected for the 6x6 Talent Program by  World Press Photo “M’hammed Kilito is a Moroccan photographer with a stunning visual style, as well as a thirst for finding new ways of telling stories. He is very enthusiastic as well as inquisitive, with a desire to help change our industry by encouraging the work of photographers from developing countries.” - Olivier Laurent, France, Foreign Photo Editor, The Washington Post, and 6x6 nominator. M’hammed Kilito is an independent photographer based in Rabat, Morocco. As a...
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Vice Arabia

As I am currently at home with my parents who are elderly and have a weak immune system, I am taking preventive measures by avoiding going out to diminish the chances of contamination, as they are very sensitive cases. I usually don’t photograph my parents, they don’t let me do because they are a little shy, but at the moment they let me take pictures. Maybe they feel bad because I can’t photograph anymore for my ongoing projects and that my exhibitions and artist residencies have been cancelled or postponed. So, I started a Confinement diary documenting what we are going...
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2020 Joop Swart Masterclass nominees

The World Press Photo Foundation is pleased to announce the  196 nominees for the Joop Swart Masterclass , from which the 12 participants will be selected. We would like to thank all our international nominators who helped highlight the nominees. Of the 198 nominees, 50,5% identify as female, 49% as male and 0,5% as non-binary. In terms of global regions, 13% are from South America, 11% are from Oceania & Southeast Asia, 12% are from North & Central America, 23% are from Europe, 21% are from Asia and 20% are from Africa.
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Les mille et un visages de la jeunesse marocaine photographiés

Les premières images de cette série nommée Among You montrent des jeunes gothiques, queer, aux cheveux colorés… Des looks affirmés qui contrastent fortement avec l’autre côté du diptyque rappelant le lien au pays avec un élément de paysage. Diplômé en art et sciences politiques, M’hammed Kilito travaille depuis longtemps sur les questions de migration et d’identité. Son travail a été salué par la fondation Magnum, The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture ou encore...
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on Le Monde: Photo : à Rabat, un regard audacieux sur la jeunesse marocaine

Le Monde : Sous les voûtes du fort Rottembourg, érigé à la fin du XIXe siècle sur la corniche de Rabat, les photos tranchent avec les expositions habituelles des musées nationaux. Dans l’entrée extérieure, les grands formats de M’hammed Kilito présentent des jeunes tatoués aux piercings voyants et même une jeune fille bras et ventre découverts. Lire l’article en cliquant ici . Read article, here.
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Cinema Camera Exhibition

Cinéma Caméra - Une exposition photographique de M’hammed Kilito Du 5 juin au 1er juillet 2018 @  L’Uzine  Gallery Cinéma Caméra, c’est l’histoire d’une rencontre, celle du photographe M’hammed Kilito avec le cinéma intime et profondément humaniste de Hakim Belabbes. C’est l’histoire d’un hommage et d’un pèlerinage sur les lieux d’un tournage. Et tout comme le réalisateur qui nous raconte des histoires, le photographe ici nous révèle celles...
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Destinées, exposition solo

Vernissage le mercredi 1er novembre à 18h30 Galerie de l’Institut français de Rabat Peut-on encore aujourd’hui parler de déterminisme social ? Faut-il attribuer un  rôle dominant à la socialisation dans le choix des individus (Durkheim) ou aux manières de penser et d’agir intériorisées par les individus (Bourdieu) ? Comment ce déterminisme affecte-il le choix de carrière que nous faisons ? L’être humain serait-il passif ou bien dispose-t-il d’une capacité d’action face...
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M'hammed Kilito is a Moroccan documentary photographer based in Rabat, Morocco.
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