Bruno Barbey – Maroc

22.10.2011 in21:16 in Documentary -->


Bruno Barbey has always contrasted a versatility of technique with consistency of theme, using photography to reveal the subtle complexities of life in countries all over the world. Throughout Barbey’s travels, however, one constant remains – his love for and fascination with Morocco, his homeland. His photographs of Fez, the city that Anaïs Nin likened to the inside of a brain, capture perfectly its labyrinthine quality. Elsewhere, he focuses on the yellow ochre and burnt umber tones of the towns and rural areas to create color-drenched, strongly graphic images rendered dazzling by the country’s scorching light.

Morocco holds a complexity beneath her serene countenance, something Barbey knows instinctively and his work respects. His unique empathy for the place and her people is beautifully expressed in ninety-five stunning photographs in this superbly produced, large-format volume.