In 2019, the Botín Centre celebrates the 25th anniversary of Itineraries, the annual exhibition that displays the work of the artists awarded the Botín Foundation’s Visual Arts Grant each year, which has been running since 1993.
I am a photographer born in 1993. From 2011 to 2014, I studied Cinema in Montpellier, France, then, from 2015 to 2019 I specialized in photographic documentaries during my years at Le Septantecinq in Brussels.
Two years ago, I was in Lebanon for a project I called Ma fi madineh bala baher. I wanted to discover this country beyond my readings. I felt attracted to it like a night butterfly to a flame. It’s still a dream to go back, longer, in Beirut, specially now, with the revolution still in progress.
During the last two years, I worked on a project, Eldorado, about the youth living in the south of France, where I come from. As I was taking portraits and pictures of the young people living there, I noticed I was looking for answers through my subjects, also about my desire to leave my region of birth. I think these questions are reflected in my images: there is a kind of hesitation, an expectation that something is happening, mixing sometimes underlying violence and tenderness.
In my work, my favorites subjects are about memory, relationships, and the link between a person and a land and the stories behind it. I’m currently working on a project, a bit of oxytocin, experimenting with the lack of human contact.