M'hammed Kilito


M'hammed Kilito (1981) is a documentary photographer and a National Geographic Explorer based in Casablanca, Morocco. His practice focuses on the relationship between groups or individuals and the environment in which they live. His works capture narratives that facilitate an understanding of this relationship, covering issues related to cultural identity, the sociology of work, and climate change. 

Currently, Kilito is completing the two-year VII Mentor Program. He is the recipient of the Contemporary Artist Prize by Fran├žois Schneider Foundation, the National Geographic Society Explorer Grant and Emergency Fund for Journalists, the CAP Prize, the National Photographic Commission "Regards du Grand Paris", the first prize of Encontros da Imagem, the Visura Grant for Freelance Visual Journalists and the Grand Prize of Kranj Photo Festival, and was shortlisted for Leica Oskar Barnack Award

His work has been shown at festivals and venues including Sharjah Art Foundation (Sharjah), 1:54 Art Fair (Paris), Tate Modern (London), National Museum of Photography (Rabat), Beirut Image Festival (Beirut), Photo Vogue Festival (Milan), Helsinki Photo Festival (Helsinki) and Format Festival (Derby). His photographs have been featured in magazines and newspapers such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The British Journal of Photography, Vogue Italia, L'Express, Liberation, and El Pais.

Kilito co-founded KOZ, a collective of four Moroccan visual artists working on long-term projects and sharing a passion for storytelling.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2023 World Press Photo Contest winner
6x6 Africa Talent

M'hammed Kilito on Social Media: 
Instagram: @mhammed_kilito
Twitter: @MhammedKilito

M'hammed Kilito

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