These Berber people live in a remote village in the Atlas Mountains, with no electricity and no road access. I passed through their town on a trek. At first only the children were willing to have their pictures taken, but when I took some Polaroid pictures and gave them to the kids, some of the adults joined in. (The woman behind the front three is holding one of the Polaroids.) When else do they get a chance to have a photo of themselves, after all? Note the woman in the distance on the roof, who did not want to join.
Even in remote villages, when given a fresh Polaroid picture, people will wave it in the air to "dry" it, just like city folk do. (I don't think it actually helps in either location...)
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P-S-I-G (25534) 2005-05-09 5:48
Beaux portraits de ces villageois. J'aime beaucoup la vie qui ressort de la photo. Le femme au fond qui observe le visiteur avec son appareil photo ajoute encore à ce foisonnement. Très beau. Bravo
sylvie (1183) 2005-05-20 9:29
Nice portrait Ken, colourful clothes and intensive look. Nice story, well done.
banyanman (7789) 2005-06-22 11:48
This is a really interesting photograph Ken, and the story that goes with it. That's a great idea to carry a Polaroid to help break down shyness. Even the baby looks fascinated with the Polaroid. And the woman on the roof adds another intriguing dimension. I like the contrast of all the colours with the sandstone walls. Cheers . . . David
Balthazar (222) 2005-11-27 9:08
I think that this is an excellent photo.
It is certainly not always easy to take photos of ladies in Morocco.
The colours are lovely.
- Copyright: Ken Alexander (kensimage) (8561)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1999-07-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon Eos Elan, Canon EF 28-80 USM, Kodak Elitechrome200
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-05-09 3:48
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