Carolle Bénitah, A la plage (at the beach), 2009,
From the series, Photo-Souvenirs,
Archival Pigment Print with silk thread and ink, 41.9 × 61 cm, Edition 4/5 + 2AP. Courtesy Galerie 127
Carolle Bénitah, A la plage (at the beach), 2009, From the series, Photo-Souvenirs, Archival Pigment Print with silk thread and ink, 41.9 × 61 cm, Edition 4/5 + 2AP. Courtesy Galerie 127  

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 accents, 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’s Discoveries of the Meeting Place showcase, 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, Oaxaca, Mexico City; Marin Karmitz, Paris; Sir Mark Fehrs Haukohl, Houston; Jacques and Galila Hollander, Brussels and Jan de Bont, Los Angeles.