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Maison de la Photographie Marrakech

April 20, 2014

The Maison de la Photographie in Marrakech has a show until June 2014 called Astonishing Voyageurs. The show chronicles the first period of photography in Morocco which was from 1870-1910. Mostly taken in Tangier, the photographs document a wide range of international travelers which viewed Morocco as the “land of future” in which they could achieve their dreams.

Here are some of my favorites from the show.
Anonymous photo of a Jewish Woman, Tangier, 1880
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Portrait of Man, Tangier, 1942, Nicolas MullerNicolas_muller_Portrait_of_man_tangier_1942
Jemaa El Fna, Marrakech, 1930, Jean Besancenot
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Portrait of Hamidou, 1885, Arevalo
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One of the wonderful attributes of the museum is the building it was in. It is held in an old riad that has all white walls, beautifully tiled floors and windows that have different colored glass in them.
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