portrait & editorial photography

  • 90% of the people living in the Geoff-Mountain region of Morocco are Berber or Amazigh how they call themselves. They live in this harsh environment since thousands of years (left). They make a living by leading tourists to the highest peak of North Africa, the Djebel Toubkal (4167m). They often invite them for mint tea to their villages, which were used as the scenery for the movie Seven Years in Tibet (right).
  • Due to the steep mountain slopes of the valleys a lot of the transportation is still carried out on donkey-backs or by foot because there are no roads leading to the higher situated villages (left). Through the funnel-like shape of the valleys shouting from one hamlet to another is still the most efficient way to call the playing children for dinner (right).
  • During the winter months the villages are often cut off for weeks due to tons of snow. Heating is done by wood and the nights get very cold even in spring and autumn.
  • In spring time the valleys around Jebel Toubkal get naturally irrigated by the melting snow coming from the peaks and allow the growth of cherry and walnut trees.

Project: The life of the Berber in the Atlas Mountains is harsh. But many of them still call the simple stone huts in the fresh Moroccan air at an altitude of 2000 to 3000m home.


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  1. December 26, 2013

    I thank you for this project, I am from the village of Imlil

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