French Moroccan photographer Carolle Bénitah, who worked for ten years as a fashion designer before turning to photography in 2001, explores memory, family and the passage of time. Often pairing old family snapshots with handmade accents, such as embroidery, beading and ink drawings, Bénitah seeks to reinterpret her own history as daughter, wife, and mother.
The work of Carolle Bénitah has been published in magazines such as Leica World, Shots Magazine, Photos Nouvelles, Spot, Center for Photography Houston, Foto Noviny, and Lens Culture, among others. Carolle Bénitah was born in Casablanca (Morocco) and graduated from the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne (Paris). Her series Photos-Souvenirs was also selected to exhibit in FotoFest’s 2014 Discoveries of the Meeting Place showcase of past Biennial portfolio reviews.
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Sunnhordland Museum, Bergen, Norway
Centro Fotográfico Álvarez Bravo, Oaxaca, Mexico
Marin Karmitz, Paris
Sir Mark Fhers Haukhol, Houston, TX
Jacques and Galila Hollander, Brussels, Belgium
Jan de Bont, Los Angeles, CA