For this third episode, I interviewed Nadja Makhlouf, a Franco-Algerian photographer and videomaker based in Paris.
Nadja’s documentary work revolves around a single obsession: to make visible those who are not, and shed a light on hidden or simply forgotten stories.
This is why women are often the main character of her shots, no matter whether they are living a normal life in Northern Algeria or they have fought for independence.
After having studied documentary photography at the University of Aix-Marseille, Nadja embarked on a personal project called "Algérie, algériennes" (Algeria, Algerians) to explore the status of women in the country where she’s originally from.
With Nadja, we talked about how art can help you become a subject when you fear remaining an object, the Algerian war and why thinking that being a feminist antagonizes being a Muslim is a profoundly wrong idea.
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