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A propos

Yassine Alaoui Ismaili, also know as Yoriyas is a Casablanca-based photographer and Performer. He started playing chess when he was five years old, leading him to fall in love with mathematics. By the age of 16, the influence of hip-hop changed him completely. He became a Break-dancer. While traveling around the world as a professional dancer for competitions a serious knee injury stop him from dancing and Photography became his new way of expressing himself. “I just took my small camera, walked into the streets of Casablanca documenting the street life of my city without having any ideas what i will do with the pictures.

Publications & Awards

-The New York Times 2018 
-Vougue Magazine 2018
-National Geographic 2018
-The Guardian Uk 2018
-The Washington Post 2018
-The New York Magazine, The Cut 2017
-Spiegel Online Germany 2017
-New York Times lens 2017
-CNN Magazine 2018 
-The guardian Uk magazine Nov 2016 
-Fifa Magazine Septembre 2016 Here
-Dutch Magazine Volkskrant  publication  2016 Here
-New York Magasine Fast codesign 2016 Here
-Uk Magazine Its Nice that 2016 Here
-Canada Magazine Cover Peeps 2016 Here
-Irland Magazine  The inspired eye 2016 Here
-Lensculture Photo publication for Magnum photography award 2016 Here
-Interview with al.arte.Magazine 2016  Here
-World street photography book 2016  Here

Awards & grant
-2018  Winner Of the IMA Award for Contemporary Arab Creation
-2018  Winner of CAP Prize 2018 (the 7th Contemporary African Photography Prize 2018) 
-2018  Top 12 art of the year The Elephant Art Magazine 
-2017  Finalist Miami Street Photography festival  Here
-2017  New York Times Portfolio Review.  Here
-2016  Finalist LensCulture Street Photography Awards  Here
-2016  First prize in Les nuits photographique Essaouira Here
-2016  prize of Mediterranean photography festival France Here
-2016  First prize in world street photography 2016 Hamburg   Here
-2016  Finalist of Minimalism in Street Photography APF , Here
-2015  Editor creative note  at National Geo  2015 , Here


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