Myriam Abdelaziz is a French/American photographer born in Cairo, Egypt. Her career started in the corporate marketing field before she decided to switch gear and pursue a profession in Photography, her long lifetime passion. Myriam graduated from the International Center of Photography in 2006 and has been based in New York City since.
She was named by the Magenta Foundation one of the 25 Emerging Photographers in the USA in 2009 and in 2011 and is a winner of the Lens Culture Emerging Talent prize, American Photography #24, La Bourse du Talent and PhotoEspana as well as being nominated 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 photographs have been published in magazines such as American Photography, Fortune Magazine, Newsweek, Time Magazine, Smithsonian, Le Monde, Liberation, Courrier International, Marie-Claire, Eyemazing and the British Journal of Photography among others as well as featured in various solo and group exhibitions in Europe, the Middle East and the USA, including the Arab Photography Biennale at the Arab Institute of Paris. They are also included in the collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Agence Française de Développement and the Southeast Museum of Photography.