4 November 2019

Marrakesh Medina – The Ultimate Street Photography Destination


Marrakesh Medina: my photo album.


Over my travel adventures, I have shot everything. However, for me, street photography remains the most satisfying one. Photographing people in their daily environment might sound easy but it's really not. It is not only about being at the right place at the right moment or being an excellent composer but it's about trying to tell a story. I'm a beginner of course but, I really hope to take my street photography to the next level soon. Being able to narrate a story is still so difficult  for me but I’ll keep on trying.

Street photography can be uncomfortable and intimidating at times, especially in the Arabic countries but it is a great chance to learn and understand different cultures and lifestyles.

Is it safe to walk around Marrakesh?
As a hobbyist photographer, one of my favorite cities to shoot is certainly Marrakesh (or Marrakech); at any time of the day you can find great subjects there. However, most of the Moroccans don't want their picture taken, they get upset the moment you point the camera at them. Some people just cover their faces, others even shout and scream meanwhile, women put up a scene that will scare you like hell.

When I first went to Morocco, back in 1912, Marrakech was not safe at all and it was quite hard to go around and take photographs. There were no useful maps for Marrakech medina and it was easy to get lost.
In the last few years, not to mention the year 2019, tourism has started to blast off in Marrakech and thanks to this things have changed. It is easier to get your click done but you need to be cautious with the locals and you need to have some coins in your pocket.

Marrakech travel
hard moments while trying to figure out the indications without being disturbed by others.

Which is the best camera for Marrakesh Medina?
For this reason once back home from my first trip to Marrakech, I decided to buy a camera that could facilitate me somehow and this is how I found myself buying a  Leica V LUX typ 114. This small jewel allows me to click a farther away without being noticed too much. Let me say that Leica V LUX typ 114 meets perfectly my expectations

Tips for Marrakech
Egg seller

Why Marrakech is so unique?
This 1000 years old pink city is home to the busiest medina of the country, where manpower is still very strong. Marrakech has something for everyone and for an avid photographer, there are ample opportunities throughout Marrakech to immerse in its culture, architecture, religion and history.

Tips for Marrakech
 Association Sidi Yacoub Tannery from Chez Hassan Berbere shop terrace

Tips for Marrakech
Medina daily life

Best places in Marrakech Medina
He was saying to us that the donkey cart was the Moroccan Ferrari

Best places in Marrakech Medina
Leather workshop close to the Maison de la photographie

Best places in Marrakech Medina
Jeema El Fna Square folkloric singer

Things to do in Marrakech
Lantern seller in Jeema El Fna Square

Things to do in Marrakech
Leather workshop close to the Maison de la photographie

Things to do in Marrakech
Old man in the medina

Marrakech Medina
TV repairing Centre in Medina

Marrakech Medina
Craft Luminaires in Medina

Chiken seller

Grocery Store

Dye fabric to make clothes

Book Shop

Moroccan Bread seller

Jama El F'na square

Singer by the street

Around Medina

Around Medina

Cycle Shop 

Various assorted items for sale

Snails seller in Jama El F'na Square

Tourists by the Souvenir Shop

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