Ali Chraibi  

Ali Chraibi


Photographer Ali Chraibi was born in 1965 in the city of Marrakesh in Morocco. He was not someone who dived into photography at an early age but infact only took to it once he entered his thirties. He simply bought a second hand SLR, which he did not even know how to use, and figured he would take it from that point onwards. He consequently enrolled himself in a course run by the French Institute in Marrakesh where he learnt how to use a camera and develop films.

Two years later, he participated in his first group show in Marrakech, where it was immediately noticed, and was selected to present at the first festival in 1998 Photo Espana in Madrid. He has since participated in numerous exhibitions in Africa, Europe, North America and South America.

He has been selected in biennials and renowned festivals, such as the Biennale of Dakar, which won the prize "South of the South". His works have been presented in numerous museums and art centres, including Muhka in Antwerp, the ICP in New York, Miami Art Central and many others. Very often in black and white, sensitive and humanist, his work always strives to highlight the core values, and to describe with modesty and humility the poor situations of Moroccan people. His works have also been the subject of numerous publications.

Photography Contest 2014 Jury Panel
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