Myriam Abdelaziz is a French photographer of Egyptian origins and born in Cairo.
Her career started in the marketing field in which she worked for seven years after having studied Political Science, Journalism and Marketing. In 2005, she decided to pursue a career in photography and graduated from the International Center of Photography in New York in 2006.
She was named by the Magenta Foundation one of the 25 Emerging Photographers in the USA in 2009 and in 2011, she joined the Female Middle Eastern Photographer Collective ‘RAWIYA’ (‘She who tells a story’)
She is a winner of the Lens Culture Emerging Talent prize and American Photography #24, as well as La Bourse du Talent and PhotoEspana and a nominee for the Pictet Prize in 2016 and 2017.
Myriam’s work tells the stories of its participants. Her inquiry into the tales of people takes her around the globe searching for narratives that overcome physical and cultural barriers and often reveal what we have in common: glimpses of solitude, hope, insecurity, dignity. Her work captures moments where something inner is revealed.
Her images have been published in many magazines such as American Photography, Newsweek, Time Magazine, Smithsonian, Le Monde, Liberation, Courrier International, Marie-Claire, Eyemazing and the British Journal of Photography among many others as well as featured in various solo and group exhibitions in Europe, the Middle East and the USA.