Witte de With Contemporary Art
Yto Barrada
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Yto Barrada

Yto Barrada (Paris, France, 1971) studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and the International Center of Photography in New York. She now lives and works in Paris and Tangier. This double connection has informed her films and photographs. In her recent work, Barrada pursues her photographic and filmic recording of contemporary Morocco. Her photographs offer an effective and overdue antidote to the aesthetic fetishism that has long characterized Western representations of this part of the world. The Strait, initiated in 1998, is an ongoing project examining the hope of migration, the representations it gives birth to and its influence on the Tangier cityscape.