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“An unexpected delight” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maison de la Photographie

Maison de la Photographie
46, rue Ahal Fes, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 5243-85721
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Photography Museum has opened its doors in the heart of Marrakesh since May 2009.A private collection of 8000 photographs was gathered, this collection is only about Morocco and covers the period 1870 to 1950.The exposition contains hundreds of old photographs and shows the first film recorded in the High-Atlas in color, in 1957 by Daniel Chicault « Landscapes and Faces of the High-Atlas ». It was a pioneer action in Morocco.
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“An unexpected delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This humble building opens into a lovely re-purposed courtyard. In my experience the natural light provided a lovely way to view the exhibit. In this case, the photographs by Lewis Muller, mostly sepia toned, are artful and historical and unposed. All these aspects made these photographs important. He captured the true appearance of the people in their time. The pained or joyful eyes, the somber landscapes, the urgency and drama of the cloud filled skies. These are indescribable in truth. Upstairs is a small film showing which is excellent and on the top floor is a sweet spot to see Marrakech and to take a break with food and beverage.

Visited November 2013
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We went as it was rated #1 on tripadvisor. It was hard to find and they could really do with some more signs to help hapless tourists! That said we were very glad that we made the effort, the photos were really good and we enjoyed the old films about the Berber villages which was good preparation for when we went off into the mountains later on. We also took advantage of the 80MAD menu du jour in the rooftop terrace and it was a great meal and really good value for money. The views from the terrace were also some of the best we saw. So if you have time do go, but if you are pressed fro time then I would rate the Madrasa as a higher priority must see than this.

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“Nicely pitched, interesting museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We enjoyed the photos and the calm ambiance of this museum. A glimpse through the photos of Morocco before we all arrived. We had a pleasant snack and a 'pause' on the roof terrace.

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“Good collection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Interesting exhibition of portraits and historical pictures. If you like photography and black&white images, you must visit Maison de la Photographie. You can buy prints from almost all pictures exhibited. Bit difficult to find but worth the walk.

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“Lovely old pictures of Morocco”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Had a very nice visit, looking over all the old photographs of Morocco. There's also a little café on the roof with a beautiful view.

It's a little difficult to find, like most places, but there are a few signs showing the way.

Visited February 2013
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