Souleyman Messalti is a French-born independent filmmaker and photographer based in London. He graduated in Multimedia Journalism in 2014 and received a Masters Certificate in Documentary Filmmaking at University of the Arts London in 2015.
His writing, photos and videos have appeared in various publications including: Channel 4, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, BBC RAW, Metro News, Lomography, Time Out London, HUCK Magazine, Made in Shoreditch, Beware Magazine or Washing Machine Magazine.
His work focuses on issues aiming to challenge stereotypes, preconceived ideas and misconceptions about people in society.
In 2016, Souleyman directed his first broadcast documentary for Channel 4. The Sisterhood of Strippers is a short film that focuses on a collective of East London strippers working to shift stigma around their job and get better working conditions.