Yoriyas Yassine Alaoui Ismaili
African Photojournalism Database
Casablanca, Grand Casablanca, Morocco
Yassine Alaoui Ismaili, also know as Yoriyas is a Casablanca-based photographer and choreographer. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The National Geographic, Vogue, 6Mois, Spiegel, The guardian.
He started playing chess when he was five years old, leading him to fall in love with mathematics. By the age of 16, the influence of hiphop changed him completely. He became a Breakdancer.
While traveling around the world as a professional dancer for competitions, he discovered his passion for photography. The original blend of his North African heritage, chess and his love for dance lead him to one-of-a-kind methods of self-expression through photography.
Yoriyas won the first place in World Street Photography Hamburg 2015, Les nuit photographique Essaouira 2016 and finalist LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2016, Sans Francisco and Miami Street photography 2017.
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