Seif KOUSMATE, born in 1988 in Essaouira, Morocco. At age 17, he moved to France, studied engineering, and began working in this sector after completing his master degree. A few years later, he decided to quit his corporate job and travel for 18 months around South-East Asia, Japan and Canada. He opened a photography traveling blog, sharing his stories and reporting his journey. This is how Seif entered the field and took the decision to build a career as a professional photographer. He followed the « Seeing through Photographs » program offered by the MoMA of New York. At the late of 2016, Seif went back to his home country, and worked with a local production company on a story, reporting winter life in a remote village of the Atlas mountain. In 2017, Seif lived several weeks in the Gourougou mountains in order to report on the sub-Saharan migrants waiting to cross the border with Europe.
For him, photojournalism is his contribution to change the world around him, and improve the mentalities. Through his photographs he hope to bring to light stories that society is not aware of, and open the debate, in order to make a change, one story at a time.
In 2017 he was part of NOOR-Nikon workshop with Pep Bonet & Kadir van Lohuizen, during the Rencontres Prix Bayeux-Calvados prize meeting and festival for war correspondents.
In 2018, he was nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass and the 6X6 Africa Global Talent Program by World Press Photo.
His work was published in several international Magazines and newspapers ( Newsweek, The Guardian, El pais, NZZ, Libération , Le point …) and he is represented by Hans Lucas.