Hajar Benjida
Photographer

Hajar Benjida is a Moroccan-Dutch photographer and visual artist based in New York. Her personal work takes an intimate and documentary approach, from photographing some of today’s biggest names in hip-hop to capturing the strip club scene in Atlanta and its impact on the music industry and narratives around women and the agency of their bodies.

Hajar graduated from HKU University of the Arts Utrecht in 2019 with a BA in photography. Her debut exhibition was held at Art Basel at Scope Art Fair Miami 2018 with her project Young Thug as Paintings, made in collaboration with Young Thug himself. She was the recipient of LensCulture’s 2019 Emerging Talent Award and her project Atlanta Made Us Famous was selected by Unseen as one of nine outstanding graduation projects of 2019, Foam Talent 2021 and the British Journal of Photography International Photography Award 2022. Hajar’s accomplishments also put her on the list of Forbes 30 under 30 Arts & Culture Europe 2022.

Hajar Benjida
Photographer

Hajar Benjida is a Moroccan-Dutch photographer and visual artist based in New York. Her personal work takes an intimate and documentary approach, from photographing some of today’s biggest names in hip-hop to capturing the strip club scene in Atlanta and its impact on the music industry and narratives around women and the agency of their bodies.

Hajar graduated from HKU University of the Arts Utrecht in 2019 with a BA in photography. Her debut exhibition was held at Art Basel at Scope Art Fair Miami 2018 with her project Young Thug as Paintings, made in collaboration with Young Thug himself. She was the recipient of LensCulture’s 2019 Emerging Talent Award and her project Atlanta Made Us Famous was selected by Unseen as one of nine outstanding graduation projects of 2019, Foam Talent 2021 and the British Journal of Photography International Photography Award 2022. Hajar’s accomplishments also put her on the list of Forbes 30 under 30 Arts & Culture Europe 2022.

  • Fumi Nagasaka: Dora, Yerkwood, Walker County, Alabama
    Publication
    Gost
    International
    During the 2016 US Presidential elections Japanese photographer, Fumi Nagasaka, became intrigued by the rural and southern USA. She had lived in New York City for a decade but despite travelling the world, had yet to visit the rest of the US. All this changed when her friend, Tanya Rouse, invited her to her hometown of Dora, Alabama. Nagasaka continued to visit Dora over several years, gradually building a photographic archive of her visits. (more…)