Entering into the intimacy of the lives and places approached to better share them. With distance, attachment and sensitivity. Carmen Yasmine Abd Ali’s work is not a work of object, but a work of subject, of individuals and encounters.

In a documentary and artistic approach, she likes to use different mediums to make her stories immersive, especially through sound recording. As a long-term enthusiast, Carmen aims to create a bond and a relationship of trust with her subjects in order to give a voice to the participants. Her personal projects tend to focus on the intimate: she believes that individual experiences provide insight into global contemporary phenomena and create a connection between one another.

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Carmen Yasmine Abd Ali is a photographer and storyteller based in Senegal and works around the West African region. After a degree in Journalism and a D.U. in Documentary Photography and Transmedia writings, she started her career in 2018 working for AFP (Agence France-Presse). Since then, new regular collaborations have emerged with the international press who call upon her for commissions in the area, especially with The New York Times or Der Spiegel and others. At the same time, she produces long term personal projects that are exhibited or published, and works for different NGOs, associations or companies for their visual communication needs.

After being part of the Hans Lucas Studio for 5 years, Carmen is now a member of Inland Stories.

You can find her resume here.

Places she’s been :




2021 – Designed as Maghreb Photographer of the year, series «Mbelha», Maghreb photography awards, Morocco.

2020 – Shortlisted at session#8 of the Mentor Prize with the series “Mbelha”, Freelens association, Festival Face à la Mer, Tangier.

2017First audiovisual prize with «Supercoop», Young reporter for the Environment, Teragir.


2021 – Official selection / “Rencontres Photographiques du 10ème”, series «Mbelha», Collectif Fetart, Paris, France.

2019Projection of images from elections in Senegal, Visa pour l’Image : International photojournalism Festival, Perpignan, France.

2018Exhibition of the series «Moroccan Spaces», Cultural meetings of Lespinassière, Emmaüs France.

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