November 11, 2013
by Bruno Barbey
Panoramics of Morocco
Book on print
« 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 ».
Bruno Barbey has always contrasted a versatility of technique with consistency of theme, using photography to reveal the subtle complexities of life in countries all over the world. Throughout Barbey’s travels, however, one constant remains- his love for and fascination with Morocco, his homeland. His photographs of Fez, the city that Anaïs Nin likened to the inside of a brain, capture perfectly its labyrinthine quality. Elsewhere, he focuses on the yellow ochre and burnt umber tones of the towns and rural areas to create colour-drenched, strongly graphic images rendered dazzling by Morocco’s scorching light.
Morocco is a complex country beneath her serene countenance, something Bruno Barbey Knows instinctively and his work respects. His unique empathy for the place and her people is beatifully expressed in his photographs.