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M’hammed Kilito

M’hammed Kilito, first MACAAL resident artist, received 5 awards at the beginning of this year.

M’hammed Kilito received the National Geographic Society Explorer Grant and became a 2020 National Geographic Explorer in order to continue his project on rural youth in Morocco, which he researched during his residency at MACAAL in October and November 2019.

Since 2011, the Fondation des Treilles Photography Prize helps the production of photographic works on the theme of the Mediterranean world. M’hammed has been selected to continue the work on his project Among you and will be sharing the 8 months of annual residence with two other awarded photographers.

M’hammed Kilito has also joined Native Agency. An agency that aims to change visual journalism to be more representative of diverse talent from across the globe. They connect emerging journalists, documentary makers and visual storytellers from underrepresented regions and communities with major publications and introduce them to a global audience.

The Joop Swart Masterclass is the World Press Photo Foundation’s best known education program. Run as a week-long intensive program, the Joop Swart Masterclass identifies, supports and educates new talent in the field of documentary photography, visual journalism, and visual storytelling.

The Among you series has been shortlisted for the CAP Prize. The CAP Prize is the international Prize for Contemporary African Photography awarded annually since 2012 to five photographers whose works were created on the African continent or which engages with the Africa diaspora.

Learn more about M’hammed Kilito HERE.