Fes was founded by Idris I two thousand two hundred and twenty three years ago, making it one of the oldest medieval cities on earth. Under the influence of the Andalusians and migrants from Kairouan (Tunisia), Fes grew as a city of Islam, crafts and trades. It is during this period t
In Morocco, streets, like in other Arabic countries, are an important part of Moroccan social culture. Within the Medina’s community and outside their family home, it is also in the street that children start socialising in their early years. It is a part of their education, a school
Marrakech, Capital of Tourism Marrakech is the most touristic city in Morocco. At peak season, the ochre city attracts thousands of foreigners mostly coming from all over Europe. This is the result of an increase in low cost flights in the last decade. But Marrakech is not like any ot
Tetouan has an important part of its history linked with Spain, when the city become a place of shelter for Granada’s refugees in the 15th century and later on when Tetouan and most of the Northern part of Morocco was under Spanish protectorat. The Spanish left the city in 1956, but t
In and around the medina An infinity of blue and white tones coloured the old medina of Larache, an authentic fishing village by the Loukko estuary, just two hours from Rabat, the Moroccan capital. Quietness and serenity are probably the two key words to express the peacefulness of th
Tanning is one of the oldest traditions in Morocco and Fes. The city is known as a spiritual centre but is also well known for the quality of its art and crafts. Tanning has always been a big industry. In the 14th century, nearly a hundred tanneries were set up in the Medina of Fes. N
Expressing myself between documentary and street photography, my work focus on long term projects because of the human aspect, but also to have better insight and understanding of a situation over time. Photography is a medium that allows me to explore the cultural and sociological aspects of life in order to understand the relationship between the people, their traditions/habits/cultures and their environment. In recent years I have worked on separate long term projects about the Medinas of Morocco and more recently the Yamuna river in India.