by Narimene Chaib
‘A picture is worth a thousand words’, this proverb has never been so accurate this time, as we’re witnessing several changes all over the world. In fact, the death of George Floyd gave birth to a new activism approach and many people are taking actions to fight injustice in all its forms. The French-Moroccan photographer, Ilyes Griyeb known for his artistic eye toward everyday life scenes’ chose to face racism by creating a series of captivating photographs that illustrates the fantaisies of young men and women in their natural habitat. All of the proceeds will go to the French organization ‘Truth For Adama’ a committee created by Assa Traoré after the death of her 24 year-old brother who died in custody in Persan, France, on 19 July 2016. “I propose this series of photographs that means a lot to me by what it tells about our era, the faces and bodies of today’s youth who can be sensitive, poetic and inspiring if they’re not attacked, killed or tracked by the police”, says Griyeb while revealing the project.
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Ilyes Griyeb, “Abdoulaye”, 30x40cm, hand C-print
Ilyes Griyeb, “Diarra”, 30x40cm, hand C-print
Ilyes Griyeb, “Khadim”, 30x40cm, hand C-print
Ilyes Griyeb, “Omar”, 30x40cm, hand C-print
Ilyes Griyeb, “Rayan et Khadim”, 30x40cm, hand C-print
By Narimène Chaïb