Born in Bamako, Mali 1993, I have been in love in photographyfor as long as I can remember.

Sensitive by nature, emotional and passionate about storytelling, I try to venture into the intimate spaces of human experience, propelling the spectator into the unique universe of each of my subjects. As I expand my photographic repertoire and builds my personal style, my chief inspiration derives from Seydou Keita to Nan Goldin and Sophie Calle.

In September 2015, I won the fifth edition of the Byblos Bank Award for photography at BEIRUT ART FAIR. In the very same month, my work "Vulnerable Visits" appeared at Raw Talents, a collective exhibition held at Beirut's Art Factum gallery.

In 2016 at the Byblos Bank Headquarters I exhibited my firstsolo exhibition called “Beyond Sacrifice” complemented with audios. After the solo, my series “Beyond Sacrifice” was selected for the ‘Amman Image Festival in Jordan.

I took part in the “New World/Nouveau Monde” exhibition at Beirut Art Fair – Biel curated by Franco-Algerian Artist Halida Boughriet. Couple of months later, I was selected to participate during 6-month to the Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP) curated by The Arab Fund for Arts andCultures – AFAC, Prince Claus Fund – PCF and Magnum Foundation – MF.

In 2017 'Victoria' was exhibited during the 32nd Salon d'Automne at the Sursock Museum since it's opening in 1961 bringing together artists, art critics, and the public in a lively debate on the state of art in Lebanon. 

Few weeks later I exhibited a selection of seven photographs at Remomero: an Italian Gallery where the contemporary art meets the Mediterranean.

In 2018 I got the chance to show and speak my work during the Blink and the New York Times Portfolio Review in New York.

My photograph untitled “Victoria” has been selected to be exhibited at the Chania Photo Festival from 28 August until 5 September 2018 turning the town of Chania into an international centre of artistic expression focusing on photography with 320 other artists from around the world. 

In April 2019, "Mediterranean" will be exhibited for the 10th edition of the Estação Imagem Award in Coimbra, Portugal. 

"Vulnerable Visists" will take place during Les Rencontres Photographique De Rabat 2019 in Morocco and in November for the Photography International festival called Phot’Aix in France that invites Lebanon for the 19th edition.

You can also contact me for prints by sending your order on carmenyahchouchi@gmail.com 

 

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