“I wanted to be a war photographer, then I make self-portraits because I realized that the true war was in me.
” Zara Samiry is a photographer. Born in Casablanca in 1982, she’s graduate in BTS multi-media development then with a higher diploma in communication and publicity. She’s passionate for the relationship and alliance between the image and the sound, decided to study the plastic expression. After two years in France that she’s got a diploma DNSEP (Higher National Diploma in Plastic Expression).
Its need to appear with itself and to push back its limits encourages her in 2009 to accomplish a trip to India. Without a phone, nor Internet. Simply equipped with its camera and a hundred Euros which authorized only one single meal per day to him.
In 2010, she carries out and exposes Exils, a series of documentary marrying sound photographs and recordings. With the image of its work and its being, sincere and deep, gross and modest, deeply altruistic and curious about the other and its intimate emotions, Exils reports the life, the feelings and the destiny of exiled installed in France.
Of return to Morocco, she undertakes the realization of In the white city. Documentary multi-media in which contrary to the tourist stereotypes, she invites to (Re) the visual and sound discovery and with the meeting of the men and the women who constitute the face of Casablanca.
Considered as the first photographer of the documentary kind in Morocco, she works on the popular districts of Casablanca is authentic, owing to the fact that it is inspired by a daily newspaper seen of the interior.
To go further : www.zarasamiry.com