M'hammed Kilito is a Moroccan photographer based in Rabat. Through his work, he explores, questions and tries to understand the societal transformations taking place in Morocco. His photographs offer a sensitive and critical reading on the deep divisions based on class and heritage, migration, identity and social determinism.

His latest ongoing series is a portrait of a generation. The first part of the project is a reflection on the choice of a personal identity for Moroccan youth. He photographs individuals who have the courage to choose their own realities, often pushing the boundaries of society. Whether through their creative activities, their appearance or their sexuality. People that convey the image of a young Morocco - alert, changing, claiming the right to be different and celebrating diversity.

M'hammed was selected in 2018 as a recipient of a grant from the Arab Documentary Photography Program, a joint program of the Magnum Foundation, the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture and the Prince Claus Fund. He is also selected for the next Eddie Adams photojournalism workshop in New York. This summer, he was selected by the MACAAL museum for an artist residency to continue his project on Moroccan youth.

M'hammed's work has been presented in galleries and festivals such as Sharjah Art Foundation (Sharjah), Amman Image Festival (Amman), Tate Modern (London), Addis Foto Fest (Addis Ababa), PHotoESPAÑA (Madrid), Biennale internationale de Casablanca (Casablanca), Rétine Argentique (Marseille), Fotofilmic Gallery (Vancouver), Beirut Image Festival (Beirut).

He studied photography at the Ottawa School of Art and also holds a master's degree in political science from the University of Ottawa. He is a member of the African Photojournalism Database - a project of the World Press Photo Foundation and Everyday Africa. 

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