Kotama Bouabane is a photographer who looks at photography with a critical eye questioning it's purpose. He's interested in the dialogue between the way we think about visual culture and what is that flat out goal we are trying to achieve with what we are doing. Ideas of place, representation and identity form the basis of many of his pieces where he disrupts traditional views and calls attention to the constant changing nature of identity.
He also presents an interesting view on wedding photography, including one crazy third date at a wedding exposition and gets vulnerable with us about the challenges of not always being understood by his family. All this life, all this experience and grappling with what triggers his own breakdowns has resulted in art that resonates.