About the Book
These images of Morocco were the result of two trips, in 1977, my first exposure to the Arab world, then again in 1987. With the exception of the city of Fez, Meknes, and Casablanca, I went only to small towns rarely frequented by tourists.
In large parts of Morocco the vast empty spaces and mountains and desert are ubiquitous, where a lush oasis may suddenly break up the bareness of the landscape. I explored the rarely visited people and landscapes of the Moroccan countryside, places filled with the intense play of light, sometimes with a dazzling coolness; other times with a scorching heat.
Larry Siegel’s career has included important stints as a teacher, curator, and gallery director in New York and abroad. He has had shows in the U.S., Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, and Spain, and his photographs are owned by the New York Public Library, the Museum of Modern Art, the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, the Galerie Fiolet in Amsterdam, and many private collectors. Currently he divides his time between photographing, teaching, and writing.