In June this year I participated in the Fï¿½s Photography workshop led by John Horniblow and David Bathgate . Weï¿½were asked to cover and develop a story during our week there. I wanted to sound a more positive note of Morocco, and challenge the mass media stereotype of the portrayal of Muslim identity, by focusing on the renowned hospitality of the people. Owing toï¿½a previous visit by David Bathgate, I visited The Ice Factory. As the name suggests, the building is a former ice factory, where the occupants are now all women, following the recent death of the male head of the household. They were poor, but nonetheless generous and forthcoming, welcoming me into their intimate home. I wanted to portray this intimacy by capturing the tradition of offering tea. Here is the result of the work taken during the course.
Photo documentary by Joanna Maclennan (Hits: 45563)
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