2022 – Algeria
About this series
Triangle of Views pairs two related bodies of work: Stadiumphilia focuses on the male collective experience of time and space in Algerian football stadiums, while Escaping the Heatwave chronicles the same group in the western Algerian cities of Mascara and Relizane during the hottest period of the year as they make their way to the beaches near Oran. (Natasha Marie Llorens)
As it is the case for a number of creators of the new millennium, Fethi Sahraoui’s photos were revealed via social media, which brought to light a generation of Algerian photographers very different from that which used the press, agencies and journalism to gain visibility. The digital revolution has, among other things, made accessible certain images which would have otherwise remained in the hands of their authors, and there was a certain intoxication to scrolling through groups and pages, which contained quantities of more or less effective snapshots, and be able to discern new views on today’s Algeria which owed nothing to journalism, to the will to demonstrate, prove or illustrate, but rather, fixed in an unsettling way, our complex and fleeting reality, and did not required any commentary. (Omar Zelig)
Photographer: Fethi Sahraoui
Based in: Algiers, Algeria
Born in 1993, in the Southern town of Hassi R’Mel, Fethi Sahraoui is an Algerian photographer, working on the social landscape. After studying foreign languages at the university of his town Mascara, he graduated in 2018 after preparing his final studies project about the contribution of Black American photographers during The Civil Rights Movement to become a full-time photographer. Fethi’s work was shown in different institutions like The Arab World Institute and published on numerous platforms like the New York Times among others. He is a member of the 220Collective, a Magnum Foundation fellow, and a participant in the last edition of The Joop Swart Masterclass, he is currently working on a film that started out from a photography project.