Reda Cherif is a Moroccan photograph born in Casablanca, April 23rd 1985.
He studied International Affairs at Columbia University in New York. That is when he became a photograph. In 2010, his stay in Palestine among the occupied territories represented the triggering event that led to an artistic career. Cherif soon became successful. He was awarded the 1st Prize at the annual photo-essay competition organized by a prestigious New York-based International Affairs’ blog. He later took part in two European group exhibitions : Saint Andrews University in Scotland and Science-Po Bordeaux. In 2011, he participated in Marrakesh’s OFF Biennale where the public could admire one of his shots, as well as in Casablanca’s GVCC gallery in the autumn of 2012. In 2013, alongside a prestigious array of Moroccan artists, Reda offered two of his photos as part of ArtisFair’s charity sale which enabled to finance long term socio-educational projects. More recently, the photograph participated in a dual exhibition with artist Ghita Ibenmansour at Abderrahman Slaoui Foundation in Casablanca. The collected funds were donated to an association for children. Reda Cherif says he is inspired by Harry Gruyaert, Martin Franck, Bruno Barbey and Steve Mc Curry.