Abdo Shanan

Born in 1982 in Oran, Algeria to a Sudanese father and an Algerian mother. Abdo studied Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Sirte, Libya until 2006. In 2012, he undertook an internship at Magnum Photos Paris, which gave him the opportunity to reflect on his photographic approach. In 2015, Abdo was a co-founder of collective220, a collective catering to Algerian photographers. A year later in 2016 his series 'Diary:Exile' was selected by the Addis Fotofest. In 2018, he was one of ten photographers selected for ADPP (Arab Documentary Photography Program). Abdo won The CAP Prize (Contemporary African Photography) in 2019 for his project “Dry”. In 2020, he is a winner of The Premi Mediterrani Albert Camus Incipiens, In the same year he co-curated  “Narratives from Algeria” at Pasquar Photoforum in Bienne, Switzerland. In 2022, he is one of Sheikh Saoud Al Thani Awards for his project “A Little Louder, Same year, Abdo had his first solo show at Center Photographie de Geneve.