MAISON DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE

46, Rue Souk Ahal Fassi, kaat Ben Nahid
Marrakech
+212 524 385 721
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“Take a stroll around the photo gallery showing great pieces of photography of Morocco and its people. There are very impressive black and white portraits at which you could stare for hours. The roof terrace has a café that serves drinks and offers the best view of Marrakech, including the great Atlas Mountains in the backdrop. Order their refreshing house special – the lemon juice with mint!! You will not regret it!”

 

-Philippe VanVoorst

When Parisian Patrick Menac’h and Marrakshi Hamid Mergani realised they were both collecting vintage Moroccan photography, they decided to open a gallery to show their collections in their original context. Together they ‘repatriated’ 4500 photos, 2000 glass negatives and 80 documents dating from 1870 to 1950; select works on view here fill three floors, organised by region and theme, and include a rare, full-colour 1957 documentary shot in Morocco. Most works are editioned prints from original negatives, and are available for sale.

 

Don’t miss the panoramic terrace for coffee or one of Marrakesh’s best lunch deals: a fragrant chicken tajine with preserved lemon for Dh35. If you’re heading to Ourika Valley, be sure to check out their second venture the Ecomusée Berbere . If you don’t have your own wheels, you can arrange a day trip here for Dh150 per person. (via Lonely Planet)

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