Visiting Africa’s only dedicated photography museum, Maison de la Photographie, was a highlight – the exhibition we saw included a collection of photographs meant to show the diversity of the Moroccan people. Beautiful black and white shots of some incredible subjects displayed the Arabic, Berber and French ethnicities spread across the country.
The exposed courtyard lent a dynamic element to the main gallery and to the images, making me feel as if I were living and breathing them instead of viewing them from within a sterile museum. My favourite subject was an androgynous boy with a head wrap (image above – left), the only indication of his masculine identity is the lack of jewellery around his a neck (a fact we learned from the museum guide).
Four floors of photography led up to the tallest rooftop terrace in the medina where one could take tea and lunch. We skipped the food and instead admired the views across the city, a sight I won’t soon forget.