“I can listen to the Quran in the mountains where I am alone with my herd. Unbelievable! I never imagined that I can do all these things in this part of the world.”  – Omar Afkir Hmad, Ourika, Morocco 

About the Photographer

Albert Watson (b. 1942, U.K., Scotland) My first trip to Morocco was in 1978 when I went on assignment to shoot a fashion story for French Vogue. Those were the days before cell phones or the internet, and although the country had one foot in the past, it was poised to move forward. Morocco today is a vastly different place. My photographs convey some of these changes, showing how the people and places have been affected by a more modern world.