Ziad Naitaddi

Born 1995 in Rabat. A self-taught visual artist, his interest in photography started while he was dreaming to become a filmmaker. Since 2013, he devoted his time to photography through a cinematic research which he explores in the form of documentary and fiction. He works more through the optic of his personal perception; his work experiences the life and human as pure profound emotion.

Naitaddi’s work has been exhibited in different shows, publications and collections, including LE18 (Marrakech); Center of Contemporary Photographic Art-Villa Pérochon (Niort); 13th Dakar Biennale; Fondation CDG (Rabat); Fondation Dapper; 8th Image Festival (Amman); Superior School of Visual Arts (Marrakesh); 16th Angkor Photo Festival (Siem Reap, Cambodia); Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center (Ramallah), among others.

He won the ‘Prize of the Jury’ during the 2nd edition of ‘Les Nuits Photographiques d’Essaouira’ (2017) and he was nominated as ‘Coup de Cœur du Jury’ for the Prix Résidence pour la Photographie de la Fondation des Treilles (2018). He also participated in several artist residencies included the 23rd Encounters of Young International Photography (Niort); Sustainable Mountain Art Residency Programme 2018-2019 (Beirut & Marrakesh); The Summer Academy, Darat-Al Funun (Amman); and Le Cube – Independent Art Room (Rabat).