Mous Lamrabat (MA/BE)

Born 1983, Morocco
Lives and works Ghent, Belgium

Mous Lamrabat is a Moroccan Belgian photographer who, after finishing his studies as an interior architect, started getting interested in photography. A medium that gave him the satisfaction of instant creativity and an immediate result. Self-taught, he was able to reinvent fashion photography, which he tackles with irony, a way for him to denounce consumer society, mixing ostentatious luxury and counterfeiting according to Moroccan cultural references. His models, most of which have masked faces and bodies, appear in natural scenery of Moroccan landscapes. Lamrabat’s mission is to show Moroccan culture from a new perspective. Mous Lamrabat shapes a parallel universe, filtering his own multicultural brand through humour, empathy, and irreverence. He subverts North African stereotypes, expertly layering Western brands and pop culture with symbols from his Euro-Afro heritage and faith. The result? Pure joy. Colour, audacity, and clever mise en scène define his work, with a positive energy that is as irresistible as it is provocative.

PHOTO 2024 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March