Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte | Oliver Dietze
*1984 in Khouribga, Morocco
Yoriyas is a photographer, breakdancer and choreographer from Casablanca, in Morocco. When he performs, he is often greeted with the remark: “Oh, you’re from Casablanca! Like the film!” In response, Yoriyas has produced a photography series on his home city entitled “Casablanca, Not the Movie”. Unlike the film Casablanca, his work does not limit the city to postcard motifs or oriental fantasies. Rather, he depicts the city inhabitants in a complex and richly contrasting environment. He is curator at the Musée national de la Photographie in Rabat, which opened in January 2020.