With more than fifty photographs, this book allows to discover the extent of the work of Daoud Aoulad-Siad. It also highlights the effects of reciprocity between his film and photographs. In cinema as in photography, Daoud demonstrates its commitment to popular culture, fairground arts, collective memory.
In the iconic images of the photographer associated with many unpublished photographs. With reference to the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank and Richard Avedon, Daoud Aoulad-Siad produces images of great poetry. Without staging, black and white, and with a great graphic power, he explores the many facets of a changing society. All these images reflect his particular sensitivity for individuals, for damaged da life for the marginalized. The expression of their faces, the posture of the body, the grip of light on the film surface of the animated images of a particular presence. It is in this spirit that he also designs his photographic portraits. Stand facing the goal, the right look, its models, artists or anonymous, excluded or disadvantaged pose on white background. And with a penetrating gaze that reveals their singularities and their elegance, simplicity and pride.
Born in 1953 in Marrakech, Morocco. Doctor of Physics (from the University of Nancy, France), the film debut in 1989 with the stage “Summer University, discovered cinema in France” at the FEMIS. He then made his first two short films: “Karicature” and “Paris, July 13th.” It was not until 1998 that he made his first feature film “Adieu forain“. Three years later, following “Le Cheval de vent“. Photographer, he also teaches at the Faculty of Sciences of Rabat. Also is a photographer and as such, he has published books: Moroccans, 1989; Boujaâd, and memory, 1996; and territories of the moment, with Ahmed Bouanani 2000.
Curator for PHOTOQUAI Biennial in 2009 and 2011, graduated from the National Heritage Institute (Conservative, specialty museums) and doctoral candidate in art history. She curated the Roger Parry exhibition held at the Jeu de Paume in 2007 before contributing as associate curator at the inaugural exhibition – Masterpieces? – The Centre Pompidou-Metz in May 2010.
Founder and director of the European House of Photography in Paris. He joined in 1974 the team of the Centre Pompidou. In 1979, he created the biennial photo month in Paris.