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An Ocean of Possibilities

An Ocean of Possibilities

Loulou d'Aki

Make a Wish

Working from the idea that youth equals unlimited possibilities, Loulou d'Aki did portraits of young people in the Middle East following Arab Spring. Just before she made the photos, she asked the young people about their dreams and ambitions for the future. By doing this, d'Aki hoped to record as honest an image of them as possible. Her photos reveal how life goes on and dreams and aspirations continue to exist, no matter what the circumstances. Whether they will come true, does not matter. According to d'Aki, the most important thing is that they exist.


Loulou d'Aki (Sweden, 1978) studied art history in Sweden and followed a Masters course in photography in Rome. After her studies she worked for a number of years as an assistant to various photographers in Europe and the United States. Her photos have appeared in Die Welt, Le Monde Magazine, Vanity Fair and Marie Claire, among other publications. Loulou d'Aki is based in the Middle East as a photojournalist.