Karim Ben Khelifa

former photojournalist and Director in Berlin, Germany

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Karim Ben Khelifa, 46, is an award winning photojournalist who has freelanced regularly for Time, Vanity Fair, Le Monde, Stern, The New York Times Magazine and dozens of others.

Karim is widely known for his coverage of the Middle East conflicts and troubles, especially the Iraq and Afghan wars, where he covered the insurgent sides. He has worked in more than 80 countries and territories and has had exhibition on four continents. He has lived in Brussels, Tunis, Paris, Sana’a, New York City, Les Cevennes, Boston ad currently resides in Berlin.

Karim is a board member of the American Documentary Innovation at PBS in New York City and serve the advisory board at the Center for Advanced Virtuality at MIT.

Ben Khelifa was in 2012 the Carroll Binder Fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism where he has given talks and lectures in different schools of Harvard University. In 2013/2014 he has been a fellow and Artist-in-Residence at the Open Documentary Lab at MIT. In the academic years of 2015/2017, he was a visiting Artist at the Center for Art, Science and Technology as well as a fellow at the Imagination, Computation and Expression Lab, both at MIT in Cambridge.

Since 2018, he has become an advisory board membber at the Center for Advanced Virtuality at MIT as well as at the American Documentary at PBS in New York CIty.

He is the creator of the award winning Virtual Reality installation The Enemy which was presented at the TriBeCa Film Festival in New York City, at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, then went on to tour in Tel Aviv, at the MIT Museum in Boston in 2017 and in Montreal and Geneva in 2018.

  • Work
    • Director of The Enemy