Bénitah, Carolle
Born 1965 in Casablanca, Morocco
Lives and works in Marseille, France
Carolle Bénitah is a French Moroccan photographer. Her work explores ideas of memory, family and the passing of time. Often pairing old family snapshots with handmade additions, such as embroidery, beading and ink drawings, Bénitah seeks to reinterpret her own history as a daughter, wife and mother. Her series Photos-Souvenirs was exhibited in the Foire internationale de photographie d’art – Paris Photo, Paris in 2009 and FotoFest Biennial: Discoveries of the Meeting Place, Houston in 2014. Bénitah’s work is held in the permanent collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Centro Fotográfico Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Mexico City; Marin Karmitz, Paris; Sir Mark Fehrs Haukohl, Houston; Jacques and Galila Barzilaï Hollander, Brussels and Jan de Bont, Los Angeles.
Carolle Benitah, Le rêve des amants, 2019, From the series, Jamais je ne t’oublierai, Digital print enhanced with gold leaf , 53 x 44 cm, Ed 5/5, Courtesy of Galerie 127