The Jury of Golden Orchid
Achraf Baznani was born in Marrakesh/Morocco and is an autodidactic artist photographer. He uses his own imaginative worlds to create fascinating art. He plays with scale and proportion to create mise-en-scène that are dreamlike, introspective and a little bit whimsical. His images have been praised by art and photography lovers, hundreds of thousands of them follow him online. He loves surrealism as it is a means to disconnect from reality. His works were featured in various magazines worldwide. Baznani is best known for being the first artist in the Arab world to publish an art book based on surreal imagery. Achraf Baznani’s photography has received worldwide acclaim for a remarkably diverse array of work. He has been awarded the International Colosseo Award in Italy, The Golden Orchid International Photography Award and the "Kunst Heute" Award in Germany. His work has been exhibited in Germany, USA, France, Morocco, Hungary, Ivory Coast and Portugal.