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Djemma Nights

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Djemma Nights

Djemma Nights

When the sun goes down, the Djemma El Fna comes alive; with music and dancing, food stalls and tea stalls, snake charmers and dancing monkeys, fortune tellers and story tellers.

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January 31, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Three Women Walking

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Three Women Walking

Three Women Walking

This photo was taken from an Essaouira roof terrace just as the sun was setting. Three woman walked across the square below, the sun casting long shadows before them.

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January 31, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Goatskins

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Goatskins

Goatskins

Goatskins drying by the wall of the Ben Youssef Mosque. The colours of wall, window, pavement and skins couldn’t have been more perfectly complementary.

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January 30, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Souks I and II

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Souks I Souks II
 

I wanted to capture the shafts of sunlight coming through the reed canopy that covered the Souk and the timeless quality to this part of the old Medina in Marrakesh.

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January 30, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Sai’ida

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Sai'ida

Sai'ida

Sister to Aziz, Sai’ida is a bright, beautiful young girl at the crossroads of her future; with an incredible sense of duty and loyalty to family and home but with aspirations that stretch beyond the limits of the Berber village in which she lives.

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January 30, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Aziz

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Aziz

Aziz

Taken in the village of Amizmiz, in the home of a lovely Berber family we stayed with for a night. We spent the evening teaching Aziz to make shadow puppets on the wall of the kitchen by the light of a kerosene lamp. 

 

shadow puppets shadow puppets II

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January 30, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Edinburgh Filmhouse Exhibition 6th-26th Feb 2011

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Man in Courtyard

About the Exhibition

From the 6th-26th Feb, a selection of photos I took in Morocco will be on display in the Filmhouse cafe bar and will accompany the Middle East Film Festival which is running concurrently.

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January 30, 2011 at 11:28 am