"For me, the act of taking a photograph is to bear eternal witness, forever engraved in time, a « language » whose semantics are « aesthetic and conceptual » and whose syntax is the personal relationship with the subject being photographed."
Souhayl A is a young self-taught Franco-Moroccan photographer with a semi artistic / semi documentary approach. He made his debut as a street photographer where he captured situations on the streets that were both absurd and sentimental with his iPhone.
The embodiment of audacity
Souhayl A’s work mainly concerns the relationships between men and women in very closed circles such as those of the extreme right-wing groups in Russia or American gangs. Immersing himself in these environments, the photographer firstly has to find a way to infiltrate these groups, the main difficulty being how to become accepted and how to leave without having suffered any harm. The results are as impressive as the environments are forbidding
Besides this psychological work, Souhayl A explores the theme of « Modernity » in its most decadent and grotesque aspects. The photographer approaches his documentary work from an artistic point of view, so that his personal uncertainty about the artistic genre leaves the viewer’s imagination unfettered.
A photographer who has won numerous awards
His daring and his creativity have earned Souhayl A great success on the social networks that he has committed to on a large scale as well as numerous significant awards such as: from the Paris Book machine at Paris Photo and as an international finalist at LensCulture Street Photography.