Karim El Maktafi

Born 1992




2018. Magnum photos scholarship with the photographer Alex Majoli
2018. Mentorship program with the photographer Maggie Steber
2017. Masterclass with the photographer Davide Monteleone
2017. Workshop with the photographer Rafal Milach and book designer Ania Nalecka
2017. Scholarship at Fabrica, the communication research center of Benetton Group
2013. Italian Institute of Photography (IIF)


2018. Finalist, Premio Pesaresi
2018. 2nd Prize, Kassel Dummy Award
2018. Shortlisted for the Palm photo prize 
2018. Commended, Sony World Photography Awards
2017. 2nd place, Zenith photo award, pro category
2017. Finalist of Emerging Photographer Fund – FujiFilm / Young Talent Award
2017. Winner of Prix Échange Fotoleggendo / Boutographies
2017. Winner of PHmuseum Grant – New Generation Prize 
2017. Shortlisted for the CAP Prize – Contemporary African Photography prize 
2017. Shortlisted by Fotoroom, Family open call
2016. Alessandro Voglino Honorable mention of the jury at Festival della fotografia etica
2016. Scholarship at Fabrica, the Benetton Group research center on communication, Treviso, IT 
2015. Alessandro Voglino Young Talent Prize at FRAME foto festival
2015. IPA International Photography Awards, 1st place in Event – Other category, USA
2014. IPA International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention PRO, People – Lifestyle category, USA


2018. “Fantasia”, Photolux Festival, Lucca, IT – Forthcoming
2018. “Hayati” – Group Exhibition – “How to Fall with Grace”, K-Gold Temporary Gallery, Lesvos, GR
2018. “Hayati”, Les Boutographies, Pavillon Populaire, Montpellier, FR
2018. “Fantasia”- Group Exhibition – Palm Photo Prize, House of Vans, London, UK
2017. “Hayati”- Group Exhibition – Zenith Photo Award, Museum in Der Kulturbrauerei, Berlin, DE
2017. “Hayati”, Festival della fotografia etica, Lodi, IT
2017. “Hayati”- Group Exhibition – I see colors everywhere, La Triennale di Milano, IT
2017. “Hayati”- Up to Now Fabrica photography, Landskrona foto festival, SW
2017. “Hayati”, Gazebook: Sicily Photobook Festival, Punta Secca, IT
2017. “Hayati”, Fotoleggendo festival, Roma, IT
2017. “Hayati”- Up to Now Fabrica photography, Fotografia Europea Festival, Reggio Emilia, IT
2017. “Pobeda” – solo exhibition – Brescia Photo Festival, Gusmeri Fine-Art Gallery, Brescia, IT
2016. “Pobeda”, Festival della fotografia etica, Lodi, IT
2015. “Circus on the back” – Group Exhibition – Museo Grande Miglio, castello di Brescia, IT
2015. “Italian Holidays” – solo exhibition –  Area35 Art Gallery, Milano, IT
2014. “Moroccan Farm” – Group Exhibition – Lostravellers, YEScollective.Ltd, Auckland, NZ
2013. “The Dreamers” – Group Exhibition – My Generation is Different, Palazzo del Broletto, Pavia, IT



National Geographic – Internazionale – Topic stories – Burn Magazine – Vice – Creators – Rolling Stone The British Journal of Photography – Nataal Media – Der Greif – Sportweek – Witness by World Press Photo – Photographic Museum of Humanity – Diptyk – Cheese magazine by Konbini – Fotoroom
Mag’zine – Playboy Italia – Lostravellers – C41 magazine – Roma Italia Lab – Spam magazine