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The Beauty Of Morocco’s Diversity, Captured In This Stunning Photo Series

They say Moroccans share a superstitious belief according to which a photo can steal a part of our souls. Beirut-based photographer Leila Alaoui managed to cross this imaginary line and capture the beauty of Morocco’s diversity in pictures.

Inspired by Robert Frank’s The Americans, Alaoui shot these pictures during a road trip across Morocco, where she photographed men, women and children within diverse ethnic and tribal groups. “Historically, Moroccans have too often been represented from the exotic and sometimes “orientalist” point of view of western photographers. My motivation was to re-visit the portrait practice and show Morocco in a way that I consider more natural, though no less objective, through the eyes of a native Moroccan,” she says.

The Beauty Of Morocco's Diversity, Captured In This Stunning Photo Series
Tamesloht, 2011. Photo credit: Leila Alaoui
The Beauty Of Morocco's Diversity, Captured In This Stunning Photo Series
Photo credit: Leila Alaoui
The Beauty Of Morocco's Diversity, Captured In This Stunning Photo Series
Photo credit: Leila Alaoui
The Beauty Of Morocco's Diversity, Captured In This Stunning Photo Series
Photo credit: Leila Alaoui
The Beauty Of Morocco's Diversity, Captured In This Stunning Photo Series
Photo credit: Leila Alaoui
Photo credit: Leila Alaoui
Photo credit: Leila Alaoui

For more information: Visit Leila Alaoui’s website and Facebook page.

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Valentina Primo

Journalist, globetrotter, and determined idealist. Since Valentina left her home country of Argentina, she has searched for ways to build bridges between cultures and foster dialogue. Her previous work in international organizations in Italy and Germany fed her passion for the world of development, while her 8-year journalistic experience in Argentina and Egypt increased her curiosity for everything that challenges the stereotype. She holds a BA in Journalism and a Masters in Peace Studies with a specialization in Human Rights.

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