Sunday, December 15, 2013

Wonderful Colour Photos of Morocco in 1984 by Bruno Barbey

Bruno Barbey is a French photographer born in Morocco in 1941. He studied photography and graphic arts at the École des Arts et Métiers in Vevey, Switzerland. Barbey began his relationship with Magnum Photos, and became an Associate member in 1966, and a full member in 1968, a year when he documented the political unrest and the French student riots in Paris.

Over four decades, Bruno Barbey has journeyed across five continents and numerous world conflicts, though he does not consider himself a war photographer, he nevertheless covered the civil war in Nigeria, Vietnam, the Middle East, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ireland, Iraq and Kuwait.

His work has appeared in most major magazines in the world. Barbey is especially known for his free and harmonious use of color and has frequently worked in Morocco, the country of his childhood.
"I’m drawn to Morocco because, I spent my first twelve years there ; I find smells and colours that remind me of my youth. Morocco is special to me because of my attachement to its people and its extraordinary cultural heritage."
The photographs below were taken at different places in Morocco in 1984.

Traditional wedding. Wedding arrangers are strong enough to carry the bride wearing gold dress. 1984

Cemetery of Bab Sagma at sunset. 1984

Horsemen performing a 'fantasia' race, during a wedding. 1984

Old city (Medina). 1984

Trade fair & market. 1984

A door to door wandering barber. 1984

Coranic school. 1984

Hides being dried on hillside near the tanning quarter. 1984

Alley near the sanctuary of Moulay Idriss. 1984

Traditional form of making earthern pottery and dried to the sun. 1984

Marriage. 1984

The old and the new worlds mix in the old medina. 1984

Bride accompanied by 'naggafat', ladies who carry her shoulder level on a platter. 1984

Bali district as seen from the Merinides hillside. 1984

Tanned and tinted skins being dried near the cemetery. 1984

Tanners of Sidi Moussa. 1984

The tiled courtyard of a former palace. 1984

Candles vendor. 1984

Market selling woven carrying basket for donkeys, traditional method of hauling goods. 1984

Young brides to be,wearing capes of berber design & covered in silver ornaments. 1984

Wool dying. 1984

Begger in old town. 1984

(© Bruno Barbey/Magnum Photos)

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