Rabat, Morocco

M’hammed Kilito

Mentor Program

Moroccan photographer M’hammed Kilito focuses on capturing narratives that help understand the relationship between groups or individuals and their environments by covering issues related to cultural identity, the sociology of work, and climate change.

In 2021, Kilito joined the VII Mentor Program. He was also selected by Ateliers Medicis and the Centre national des arts plastiques (Cnap) to take part in the French national photographic commission “Regards du Grand Paris,” and was designated as north African regional coordinator for the 2022 World Press Photo contest.

In 2020, Kilito was selected by the British Journal of Photography as one of the 18 best emerging photographers from across the globe to watch, was the winner of 6×6 Global Talent by World Press Photo, became a National Geographic Explorer, received The Photography Prize of the Fondation des Treilles and won CAP Prize, the Prize for The Contemporary African Photography. This same year, he co-founded KOZ, a collective of four Moroccan visual artists working on long-term projects and sharing a passion for storytelling.

His work has been shown at festivals and venues, including Sharjah Art Foundation (Sharjah), Tate Modern (London), PhotoESPAÑA Festival (Madrid), Addis Foto Festival (Addis Ababa), Photo Vogue Festival (Milan), and Breda Photo Festival (Breda). His photographs have been featured in magazines and newspapers such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The British Journal of Photography, Monopol, L’Express, and El Pais.