Faces of Morocco - Thomas Dolan


In October, 2017, I had the pleasure of participating in a photography workshop in Morocco with 3 other photographers. Lead by Laurie Cohen of Photo Workshop Adventures, it was an extraordinary experience. We went to some of the most picturesque and interesting locations in the country.

Morocco has a population of over 33.8 million and an area of 446,550 km2 (172,410 sq mi). Its capital is Rabat, and the largest city is Casablanca. Other major cities include Marrakesh, Tangier, Salé, Fes, and Meknes. A historically prominent regional power, Morocco has a history of independence not shared by its neighbors. Since the foundation of the first Moroccan state by Idris I in 788, the country has been ruled by a series of independent dynasties, reaching its zenith under the Almoravid dynasty and Almohad dynasty, spanning parts of Iberia and Northwestern Africa. Marinid and Saadi dynasties continued the struggle against foreign domination, and Morocco remained the only North African country to avoid Ottoman occupation. The Alaouite dynasty, the current ruling dynasty, seized power in 1631. In 1912, Morocco was divided into French and Spanish protectorates, with an international zone in Tangier, and regained its independence in 1956. Moroccan culture is a blend of Berber, Arab, West African, and European influences. (Wikipedia)

I would like to thank John Batdorff and Staci Prince of johnbatdorff.com for their curating, Lightroom and website assistance.

If you enjoy this gallery, you might also want to view the gallery titled Scenes of Morocco in Previous Galleries.

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