Morroco’s Photographers – BookF27

Morroco’s Photographers

 

If the spirit of Arabia as portrayed in old Hollywood movies intrigues you; then we highly recommend you visit Morocco and more precisely “La Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech”, in Medina.

“La Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech” is a private institution created by Hamid Mergani and Patrick Manac’h back in 2009 to better understand and discover Morroco. It has become a sort of private National Archive about Morocco thanks to the perseverance of the owners.

La Maison displays images shot by famous photographers and your everyday Jane in order to show the extraordinary diversity of Morocco as seen by those who have been visiting it since 1879. You will also find glass plates, postcards, newspapers, maps, and documentaries dating all the way back to the 19th century.

Their current exhibition entitled “Le Maroc des Photographers” translating into “Morocco’s photographes” embodies the rich and diverse aspects of the country and shows how it struggles to catch up and be one with modernity from 1860 till today.

The exhibition running till November 2018; is filled with photographs of landscapes, portraits, and architecture that have fascinated and inspired generations worldwide.

The desire of Morroco with its handcrafted silver jewels, the Sahara Desert, it’s Berber tribes, the intricate local costumes and chants, its cuisine and of course Casablanca has always captivated and charmed Western Culture as it is that exact image they portray in their mind when they think of Arab Culture, therefore, BookF27 recommends that exhibition in order to learn more about each distinct culture in the diverse Arab world.

By GD