Elma Riza

I am Franco-Tunisian and have been living and working between Berlin, Paris and Tunis since 2007.
I studied at the Hight School of Fine Arts in Nantes (France), and then at the Hight School of Fine Arts Weißensee (Berlin), where I graduated in 2012 with a degree in visual arts. Photography and video were my first means of expression; that’s probably why I naturally started, in parallel to my artistic activities, to work as a photographer in 2008, and as a video maker in 2019. In 2020, I created LayLay_IMAGES.

While remaining open to other fields, I chose to specialize in video artists’ portraits & women’s portraits… On the one hand, it is an echo of my own career and on the other hand, I like to shoot people working, creating a vision of the world, or defending their ideas. And through my images, I aspire to share their passions and transmit them to others.

In 2021, I created the video series “INSIGHT#_Women Artists Berlin”, with the intention to highlight women in their artistic practices. This series will be extended to Tunis from 2022/23 in collaboration with La Boîte_ Un lieu d’art contemporain Tunis.

I offer to document or promote:

  • Artistic, environmental, educational, social projects
  • Cultural events
  • Workshops
  • Artists Portraits

Since 2022 using a Sony Alpha 7IV Really good picture-quality  33.0 Megapixels and great results in many light condition! And because the sound is also really important for a good video, I use a Microphone (Sony adapter XLRK2M Postproduction) and extra Professionals Lavaliere-Microphone for Interview. If needed I can film with two cameras (Sony Alpha 7III). And for more dynamic shots I can also use a gimbal.


  • Video: 16:9 / 4:3 / square (Instagram) / Hight (facebook) // Full HD_1080x1920 pixels or 4K _ 3840 x 2160 pixels (4K is for technical reasons not available for long recordings over 30 min. but is more suitable for capturing several short sequences)
  • Photo: RAW / JPEG


  • Photo: Adobe Photoshop 2022 / Lightroom
  • Video Editing: Adobe Premiere Pro 2022 / Final cut pro X
  • Adobe After Effects 2022 (basic knowledge)


Contact me and don’t forget to take into account in your prices or my prices the video and sound equipment and the editing hours 😉


I worked regularly as a videographer with IET GmbH (since 2018), Galerie Weisser Elefant (since 2020), URBANRAUM Berlin (since 2021), La Boîte _ Un lieu d’art contemporain Tunis (since 2022) und Fabrik Potsdam (since 2022)…

Between 2010 – 2022, I worked with institutions, galeries and festivals:

Project Space Festival Berlin (2022)

Humbolt Forum Berlin / Moving the Forum (2022)

Galerie Houg Paris (2022)

Institut Français de Berlin _ Bureau du Livre / Bureau des arts plastiques (2021/2022)

AquabitArt gallery (2021)

IASS – Institute For Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. Berlin (2021)

BDK – Fachverband für Kunstpädagogik e.V. Berlin (2021)

Stiftung Brandenburger Tor Berlin (2017-2021)

Kunsthochschule Wießensee Berlin (2020)

Stiftung Brandenburger Tor (2018/2020)

Xchange Festival Berlin (2016)

Impro per Arts Berlin (2015)

La Ménagerie e.V Berlin (2010)

And between 2008 – 2022 I worked with collectives and freelance artists & performers: Groupo Oito, KOLLEKTIVTRANSIT, Trio Transmitter, Trio SCALES, Sidelaner, Eva Burghardt, Andrew Wass, Stefania Petracca, Paolo Cingliani, Akemi Nagao, Bettina Neuhaus, Aurélie Pertusot, Laure Catugier, Ramona Taterra, Bernd Krüerke, Pascal Brateau, Jorge Lopes, Alice Dittmar, Susanne Soldan, Klara Kroymann, Zoé Baraton, Miss Anaïs-Myriam Riza…

Last year (2022) I produced a series of short video documentaries to present the artistic and craft activities of Nefta, a small town in southern Tunisia, on the edge of the desert. And also a short documentary on the city’s oasis, the palm grove, source of all craft activities, which is in perdition.

Publication (Photos): Book Cover “L’ Apparition” by Joël Becam, 2020 // Catalogues “Max-Artists in Residence an Grundschulen” – Stiftung Brandenburger Tor, 2017/18 & 2018/19

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