© 2021 Derek Hudson

Tangiers, Ville Blanche

Contemplating the Strait of Gibraltar.
Phoenician tombs.
Matisse's hotel room.
Friends.
Petit Socco.
Tangier festival.
Tangier festival.
Seeking shade
Petit Socco II.
Looking to Spain / Hotel waiter.
Retired men's pastime.
Back country.
The conversation.
Homeless.
Looking at Spain.
Waiting for custom.
Constructions.
Children's parade.
Modernisation in progress.
Café de Paris / Grand Socco
Petit Socco III.
Petit Socco / Spiral staircase.
Furniture market.
Avenue Mohammed V
Terrace view of the straits.
Tangier festival.
Obligatory portrait.
Grand Socco.

Tangiers, Ville Blanche

Having established a lasting relationship with the Gruner+ Jahr travel magazine GEO I was commissioned to produce my personal vision of the Moroccan port town of Tangiers for the French language issue.
Possibly the most interesting of Moroccan cities from a cultural viewpoint, Paul Bowles, Henri Matisse, Tennessee Williams, William Boroughs, Yves Saint Laurent and Mohamed Choukri being a few of the luminaries to have graced the peninsula, I set out with an approach to capture vignettes of daily life as I came across them.

The resulting works were laid out mostly as diptychs with one line captions interspersed with double page images in the magazine and I have kept that approach here as the connection between images that appear to work well alongside each other is something I believe in.

© Derek Hudson 2020

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