About the Book
My experience of Morocco from 2007 has left fond and vivid memories in me of a country filled with warm light and exotic colors, sometimes through dust and mist. Food was flavorful and aromatic with mild spices, people friendly, coffee strong and mint tea heavenly. I found traveling through this country untiring, with always a surprise to be discovered around the corner. If not awe-inspiring architecture, there are sights of wonder, moments of peacefulness, warmth of humanity, the taste of lamb Tajine, and the rhythm of music. I found a diligent people with a sense of cleanliness and peacefulness that comes from the ritual of incessant prayer.
Morocco is a blend of cultures: Romans left their footprint on this North African country 2000 years ago; there has been Arab infusion since the 7th century; Spanish and French influences came in more recently. But Berbers, the descendants of the earliest settlers, still retain their identity and culture.
Yetish came to New York in 1982 from Bangalore, India. After his education at the International Center of Photography, he worked as the house photographer for ICP. He then joined Magnum Photos as the house printer and ran his own studio and lab in New York City. Yetish currently works out of his home in Teaneck NJ. http://www.yetish.com