Mohamed Messara was born in Algiers in 1976. After studying photography in Algiers he started working for the Algerian press covering the bombings and terrorist attacks in Algeria. Before joining epa in 2003 Mohamed collaborated with Corbis Sygma for two years. For epa he mainly covers major news, features and sports events.
In 2004/05 Mohamed has been based in Baghdad. Later he covered the Lebanon War, the clashes between Palestinians and the Lebanese army, the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the referendum in South Sudan as well as the civil war in Libya.