The Arab Documentary Photography Program - 2019
Bruno Boudjelal is a Franco-Algerian artist. Photography for Bruno Boudjelal is a lifestyle in which he endlessly questions his own identity and confronts us with our own. When his father decided to return to Algeria, he went with him and began to uncover a country, a family, landscapes that spoke to him, a world scarred by violence and individuals whose conversations forced him to question his sense of self. Creating both a diary and testimony, Boudjelal travelled Algeria for ten years. He used both black and white and color and became increasingly aware of his subjective point of view; one marked by his personal history but curious enough to bring daily life into perspective. When his travels in Algeria were over, he structured his experiences in the form of an exhibition, a projection, and a book, and then decided to concentrate on Africa.