Author, The Enemy

Karim Ben Khelifa

Karim Ben Khelifa 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.

Karim has been a member of the advisory board of the Observatory for Photojournalism of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. He is part of the committee that nominates photographers for the World Press Photo Foundation’s prestigious Joop Swart Masterclass.
Karim was in 2012 the Carroll Binder Fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism where he has given talks and lectures in different schools at Harvard University. He was a fellow and Artist-in-Residence at the MIT Open Documentary Lab where he designed the prototype of his latest project “The Enemy”. Since September 2015, Karim has been a Visiting Artist at MIT’s Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) and Imagination, Computation and Expression (ICE) Laboratory, founded and directed by Associate Professor Fox Harrell.