Edition 2022

Seif Kousmate

Born 1988 in Essaouira, Morocco.
Lives and works in Tangier, Morocco.
A co-founder of Koz collective, Seif Kousmate is a self-taught photographer who has developed a visual vocabulary between documentary and fine art photography. After a career in the civil engineering sector, he turned towards photography in 2016. Since then, he has been working on various projects in Africa, among which the immigration of sub-Saharans on the land border between Morocco and Europe, the traditional slavery in Mauritania, the youth in Rwanda, the oasis’secosystem in Morocco. A National Geographic Explorer since 2018, he was selected as a 6x6 Global Talent Program by World Press Photo in 2020 and as a Foam Talent in 2022. His work has been exhibited in Europe and Africa and published in international newspapers and magazines.
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture