Category Archives: Morocco

Portrait of a Berber Girl

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Morocco,  between Ouarzazate and the Erg Chebbi 2000 I’d often see groups of women carrying loads of desert brush homeward. I had the impression from my friend’s family, that this was a chore most women disliked. He told me proudly that he … Continue reading

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Fez, Morocco: Water Seller

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Fez, Morocco 1995 I love this vintage travel poster look! If only I could get all my photos to work the way this one does. But they won’t. I used Alien Skin’s Snap Art to get this effect. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Oasis of Rissani

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Rissani, Morocco 1997 I’ve never shown anyone this photo before, but I’ve always loved it. The beautiful Barb horse standing between the shafts of a wagon, the palm trees and the two women wrapped in  black chadors.  It’s Africa! I could … Continue reading

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H’mong Style

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Thailand 2007 All the beautiful, young H’mong women were elsewhere. I had this woman and her older friend, both of whom had spent a lifetime chewing betelnut (which stains the teeth a bright, blood red). I posed this woman this way … Continue reading

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Cave-Dwelling Berbers

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Morocco, 2009 Berber families live in the caves near Boumalne Dades. Here a man welcomes us into his home. He seemed happy to have a conversation with the guides. Normally he only has his women to talk to and as … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Nomad

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Bouarfa, Morocco 2006 He called himself a nomad. I wrote the Moroccan word in my notebook but look! that was ten years ago. He and his family had driven their sheep from Erfoud to Bouarfa (about 500 km ) in order … Continue reading

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Shopping in Morocco

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Morocco 1997 An outdoor display of Moroccan pottery shot in bright sunlight. Luckily, there was enough light bouncing from the dirt to light the shadows. All I had to do to this was try to get the colors right. Moroccan … Continue reading

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Erg Chebbi: Morocco’s Sea of Sand

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Near Merzouga, Morocco:  1990’s It was difficult to get these colors “true”, but I finally managed using Image>Adjustments>Color Balance. The dunes change color according to the time of day going from a pale beige to yellow to pink in the … Continue reading

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Chefchaouen, Morocco

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Chefchaouen, Morocco 2006 A shopkeeper sets his spices out on the street in hopes of attracting buyers. A woman sells pomegranates. Chefchaouen is a touristy place. I had to look hard to find the photo of the woman, whose photo … Continue reading

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The Marabout

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Morocco 2002 It was a day of celebration. Mountain villagers had come with picnics to enjoy the day on the banks of a river. They waded in the icy water, paid a few dirham to sit on a horse tacked-up … Continue reading

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