People of Morocco – Photos of Moroccan People

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People of Morocco - Photos of Moroccan People

People of Morocco – Photos of Moroccan People

Photos of Moroccan People

People of Morocco…

The other side of traveling.

No monuments, no museums, no gardens or palaces.

To really get to know a country, you have to interact with its people.

Photography always kept my attention and I got my first SRL camera when I was 16 years old.

Morocco - Photos of People

Morocco – Photos of People

During my Visual Arts studies at University, I decided to engage myself in a photo project to last for a few years.

So, from 2001 until 2005, my main purpose of traveling was to capture images of people.

I made hundreds of photos of people using my CANON EOS 1 film camera.

On this page I collect some of the best photos I have from Morocco.

NOTE: These images were made more than 10 years ago using a film camera (not digital). Visit my photo project People of the World.

📷 Photos of People from Morocco

Morocco - Photos of People

Grandfather and grandson in Taddert

Grandfather and grandson in Taddert village, Morocco.

Photo of young girl working on the fields of Tamtettoucht in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Girl in Tamtettoucht

Photo of young girl working on the fields of Tamtettoucht in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

Photo of young boy in Rissani market, Morocco

Boy in Rissani

Photo of young boy in Rissani market, Morocco.

Photo of Moroccan girl refreshing herself in the waterfalls of Ourika Valley, Morocco

Girl in Ourika Valley

Photo of Moroccan girl refreshing herself in the waterfalls of Ourika Valley, Morocco

Photo of young Moroccan boy in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Boy in the mountains

Photo of young Moroccan boy in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

Photo of the ancient Medina of Fez, Morocco

People in Fez

Photo of people in the ancient Medina of Fez, Morocco.

Young man crossing the Erg Chebbi Dunes in Sahara Desert, Morocco

Man in Sahara Desert

Young man crossing the Erg Chebbi Dunes in Sahara Desert, Morocco.

Photo of young boys playing together, Morocco

Boys in the Atlas Mountains

Photo of young boys playing together, Morocco.

Photo of young men talking to each other in Erg Chebbi Dunes, Morocco

Young men in Erg Chebbi Dunes

Photo of young men talking to each other in Erg Chebbi Dunes, Morocco.

Photo of woman and baby in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Woman and baby in the Atlas Mountains

Photo of woman and baby in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

Photo of young men crossing the river, Morocco

Boys crossing river

Photo of young men crossing the river, Morocco.

Photo of man sleeping, Morocco

Man sleeping

Photo of man sleeping, Morocco.

Photo of men selling at Ait Hani market in the High Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Men in Ait Hani

Photo of men selling at Ait Hani market in the High Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

Photo of Berber women preparing couscous, Morocco

Berber women

Photo of Berber women preparing couscous, Morocco.

Photo of young boy wearing a traditional anzar in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Boy in the Atlas Mountains

Photo of young boy wearing a traditional anzar in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

Photo of people on a  morning market in the Rif Mountains, Morocco

People in the Rif Mountains

Photo of people on a morning market in the Rif Mountains, Morocco.

Photo of girl working on the fields of Tamtettoucht in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Girl in Tamtettoucht

Photo of girl working on the fields of Tamtettoucht in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

Photo of inside an authentic Berber house in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Berber House

Photo of inside an authentic Berber house in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

Photo of the Blue Men of Morocco during a sand storm in Sahara Desert, Morocco

Blue Men of Morocco in Merzouga Dunes

Photo of the Blue Men of Morocco during a sand storm in Sahara Desert, Morocco.

Photo of young girl in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Girl in the Atlas Mountains

Photo of young girl in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

Photo of boy in Agoudal village, Morocco

Boy in Agoudal

Photo of boy in Agoudal village, Morocco.

Photo of man with white turban in Sahara Desert, Morocco

Man in Sahara Desert

Photo of man with white turban in Sahara Desert, Morocco.

Photo of girl in Chefchaouen, Morocco

Girl in Chefchaouen

Photo of girl in Chefchaouen, Morocco.

Photo of boy looking out the window, Morocco

Boy in Tinghir

Photo of boy looking out the window in Tinghir, Morocco.

Photo of man in Sahara Desert, Morocco

Man in Sahara Desert

Photo of man in Sahara Desert, Morocco.

Photo of young children in Marrakesh ancient Medina, Morocco

Children in Marrakesh

Photo of young children in Marrakesh ancient Medina, Morocco.

Photo of men in Chefchaouen, Morocco

Men in Chefchaouen

Photo of men in Chefchaouen, Morocco.

Photo of boy sleeping inside a restaurant, Morocco

Boy in restaurant

Photo of boy sleeping inside a restaurant, Morocco.

Photo of man working on the fields of Tamtettoucht in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Man in Tamtettoucht

Photo of man working on the fields of Tamtettoucht in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

Photo of boy reading the newspaper in Sahara Desert, Morocco

Young man in Sahara Desert

Photo of boy reading the newspaper in Sahara Desert, Morocco

Photo of woman working on the fields of Tamtettoucht in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Woman in Tamtettoucht

Photo of woman working on the fields of Tamtettoucht in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

Photo of men descending from truck for the Ait Hani morning market, Morocco

Men in Ait Hani

Photo of men descending from truck for the Ait Hani morning market, Morocco.

Photo of boy from Merzouga in Sahara Desert, Morocco

Boy in Merzouga

Photo of boy from Merzouga in Sahara Desert, Morocco.

Photo of man in Fez old city, Morocco

Man in Fez

Photo of man in Fez old city, Morocco.

Photo of little boy waiting at the door, Morocco

Boy in Rissani

Photo of little boy waiting at the door, Morocco.

Photo of Berber woman in Tamtettoucht, Morocco

Berber woman and kasbah

Photo of Berber woman near a kasbah, Morocco.

Visual artist shares inspiring photos and exotic travel destinations. Adventure travel blogger with ideas and narratives to motivate independent travelers and audacious backpackers. Intense journeys into more than 126 countries around Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Oceania since 1999. Expat in Morocco – North Africa since 2007, polyglot and proud Lonely Planet Pathfinders blogger.


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Stunning Portraits! Love the expressions!

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[…] from Nomad Revelations is a great photographer, and you can see that in this post. He captured beautiful Moroccan people in his photos and shared with the […]

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Really brilliant photos, to show what Morocco is all about, they remind me of the of the post cards that you see there. Getting me all excited for my up and coming trip to Ouarzazate and Merzouga.

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Óptimas fotos do povo marroquino, apenas um flash daquilo que é o povo deste belo país.
Qualquer dia voltarei, desde 2009 que não vou aí e as saudades já são muitas!!!

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Muito obrigado pelo comentário Carlos. Agradeço as suas palavras. Grande abraço desde Ouarzazate!

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These are timeless pictures!! they go to show the cultural diversity of Morocco

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Morroco seems amazing. We were going to travel there for our honeymoon, but opted to go to Mexico instead. It looks amazing. The photos are wonderful!

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Some beautiful photographs here – I will be visiting the High Atlas Mountains later this year and this post has really got me excited.

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Hey you’re going to Morocco! that is great! if you need any help just send me a message. I’m glad these pics got you excited to go! greetings from Tozeur – Tunisia!

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Considering these are 10 years old, they’re amazing quality. I do love the glimpse of what life is like in Morocco – so much is implied in these photos. I do love photographing people for that reason – what’s left unsaid in them, that you can see in the way they carry themselves or look at the camera. Thanks so much for sharing these – absolutely lovely.

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Thank you for your lovely comment Jordan. Have a nice day.

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Great photos!! Thanks for that!

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I, too, love to snap photos of people wherever I go. It’s a deeper aspect of travel. I am in awe of some of your photos here! In fact, I am inspired to hone my people photography on my upcoming travels.

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Those are brilliant photos. I really love the top photo with all the negative black space. Great capture.

I really like the look of film in these shots. I probably prefer digital when it comes to landscapes and cityscapes, but with portraits, I like film. It has a certain gritty quality to it that I love, and I think it is very effective in these shots.

Do you still use film sometimes?

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These are so inspiring. I love taking photos of but am still an absolute beginner when it comes to taking photos of people. They always seem to move just when you want them to stay still, or make a pose for the camera when you want them to act natural. Such a hard thing to do well!

Thanks for sharing, Jane

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Your photos are absolutely stunning! I wish I could take even one photo as good as you in my lifetime. Looking through them, you encapsulate the essence of the people, the place, the culture, the time. Just wow!!

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Jessica! thank you so much for your encouraging comment about my pictures. I appreciate it. Anyway, beauty is there, so nothing about me taking the image. I just was on the right place + right moment + with a camera on my hand. Happy travels, greetings from south Morocco!

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Lovely photos- they really show a different perspective of Morocco, so thank-you, I love the one of the man reading a newspaper in the desert!

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Hello there Katie, thank you very much for commenting my page. I appreciate your support and feedback. Morocco is a fantastic travel destination. I love it here. I just passed through your blog, congratulations, great content – I love your underwater pictures… Big kiss all the way from Ouarzazate.

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Great photos! Some of them are too unusual! I agree people are an important part of travel. The more you interact and mingle, the deeper you know the destination.

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Greetings Renuka thank you for your comment. People are the other side of traveling, we learn much more about a nation while interacting with people. Big hug all the way from Ouarzazate! Please stay in touch.

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Hi,

Great photo’s of Morocco! We were there a couple of years ago, and the diversity of nature amazed us! And off course the Sahara is an amazing experience!
Nice blog by the way! Thanks!

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Hello Elise thank you so much for your feedback on my pictures and telling me about your thoughts on Morocco. I just came back from a 1 week travel in Sahara Desert, and this year, it rained like it didn’t rain for 60 years. So all the desert is green, full of flowers and vegetation – just beautiful. Happy travels.

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Sounds amazing when the dessert is suddenly green! When we we’re there it was dry and really hot, especially in august!

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Excelente fotos,retrata a linda Marrocos,cidade onde gostaria um dia conhecer.Parabéns ,belas fotos!!

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Muito obrigado pelo seu comentário, agradeço o tempo que dispôs para apreciar as minhas fotos. Beijo e até breve!

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The photos are such good quality for 10 years ago.. The street scene in Fez looks similar to Kathmandu in Nepal to me. Morocco is always a country i have had on my must see places to visit.. The portrait photos of the locals are a great way to capture the culture and life of the country.

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Hello Jasmine thank you so much for commenting and give a bit of your thoughts about my pictures. I appreciate your words. Indeed portraits give a different view of a country, since its real people, and the real life of a specific region. Nice comparison about Fez and Kathmandu. Hug!

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Elsa Nascimento
January 25, 2015 3:04 pm

Um espelho fantástico da realidade através das fotografias! Parabéns, João.

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Sem dúvida um Marrocos bem diferente do que normalmente estamos habituados a ver. Obrigado querida Elsa. Beijinhos desde Ouarzazate.

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Sempre apaixonada por fotos. Parabéns es um excelente profissional! Bjs

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Muito obrigado agradeço as tuas palavras. Beijinhos

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João, grandes fotos. Adorei! Abraço

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Um enorme obrigado Sérgio! Agradeço a tua disponibilidade para deixares um comentário. Fico contente que tenhas gostado das fotos. Abraço desde Ouarzazate!

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