Myriam Abdelaziz is a French/American photographer born in Cairo, Egypt. She received a BA in Political Science; a Master in Journalism and a MBA specialized in International Marketing. Her career started in the corporate marketing world in which she worked for seven years before deciding to change 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, she joined the Female Middle Eastern Photographer Collective ‘RAWI(YA)’ ('who tells a story’). She is a winner of the Lens Culture Emerging Talent prize and American Photography #24, as well as a finalist of La Bourse du Talent and PhotoEspana.
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 prestigious 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.