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“Maison de la Photographie 1870-1950, Marrakesh”

Photography Museum of Marrakech
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Marrakech Medina Walking Tour Including Bahia Palace and the Photography Museum
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Private Tour: Half-Day Guided Tour of Marrakech
Ranked #11 of 170 things to do in Marrakech
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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 ».
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Definitely go: an intriguing collection of historic photography of Morocco housed on several floors of a beautifully renovated riad with a small roof terrace restaurant. It’s open long hours and worth the visit. Opened in 2009, this gallery, showing the owner’s collection of historic photography of Morocco, 1870-1950, is a rich addition to sites in Marrakesh of art, architecture and cultural history. The collector/owner, who lived previously in the Himalayas, shows and sells prints from his collection of travel, documentary photography by travellers, anthropologists and others, primarily outsiders looking in on an exotic culture through an Orientalist lens. Yet these images give us a tangible sense of lives and actions, personalities, landscapes – wind, weather, dust and skin. It’s a Morocco distant and gone, but it’s also the Morocco that continues in the arid landscapes of the mountains of the moon, the pastoral stretches where Shilha boys still graze their sheep as their grandfathers did.

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Nice pictures very educational, lot of history and information about Morocco. People were very knowledgeable and nice . We go a great lunch with a 360 o view of the medina.

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Reviewed August 13, 2013

We enjoyed looking at the carefully chosen photographs here and really found a lot of emotion in some of them. Would highly recommend a visit. In a delightful neighbourhood even though a bit tricky to find-it is well signed.

Thank julie z
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Inspiring museun, great photos, even stayed to watch part of a film from 1957, and great little cafe with best views in the Medina

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

If you only do three things in Marrakech, make sure this is one of them (the other two being the madrassa Ben-Youssef and the Jemma-el-Fna).
La Maison hosts impressive vintage photography of Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains which should please photography enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike - the photographs are very much people-centered, and most are truly excellent, impressive, even breathtaking.
As if that was not enough, it has a fantastic rooftop cafe with truly excellent views to the Atlas mountains, which also serves delicious food.
My only minor complaint is that the - fascinating - colour film made by a french anthropologist of the Atlas mountains and its tribes does not have english or any other subtitles.
Make sure you go - the museum receives no public subsidy, so it depends entirely on paying visitors.

Thank AegeanSwallow
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