Part of the Aileen Getty School of Citizen Journalism
Welcome to the Past in the Present by ABDELLAH EL BAKRI [Photo Essay]
MOROCCO — It is through the observation of everyday Moroccan life that is full of cultural diversity, rich in terms of physiological, social and ideological differences that I was able to sharpen my gaze.
My curiosity to discover the other, whatever its culture, origins and beliefs, contributes to the improvement of my knowledge and openness to the other and urges me above all to open up to the world that is Around me, and especially to photograph on the instant through street photography. I have this gift, as some humanists tell stories that speak to all the world, and that is shared by a majority of living beings and more precisely of the Moroccans, by what they speak to each one. While listening to my surroundings, I look with my soul, my heart and not just my eyes.
In this photo essay, I focused on some details that I see in the moroccan daily life nowadays, and that used to be ordinary in the 60’s and before.