Seif KOUSMATE, self-taught photographer specialized in social issues, born in 1988 in Essaouira, Morocco.
After a career as a Project Manager in the civil engineering sector, I dedicated myself professionally to photography in 2016. Since then, I have been working on different themes in Africa: migration, youth, slavery...

Photography is my contribution to changing the world around me and developing mentalities.

2016: MoMa of New York Course «Seeing through Photographs» andbeginning of my photographer career.
2017: Selected to participate in the NOOR-Nikon workshop duringthe Bayeux-Calvados Prize Meetings and the war correspondents’festival.

2018: Nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass and the 6X6 Africa Global Talent Program by World Press Photo.
2018: National Geographic Society grant to pursue my long-term work on migration in Africa.

2018: Exhibition at the Addis Foto Fest Ethiopië Festival, Derbe 18 Marrakech Gallery.
2019: Winner of the photographic meetings Face à la Mer in Tangier.

2019: Exhibition at photography foundation of Tangier, Barrobjectif photo festival in France, Festival Incadaces in Spain. 

Publications: Newsweek, The Guardian, El pais, NZZ, Libération,Le Point, Le Vif, Jeune Afrique, La Croix, La Vie, Le Desk, The NewHumutarian...

Represented by the Hans Lucas Studio.



Currently in Casablanca, Morocco.


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