Documentary photography | 2015
On August 20، 1953, the French Resident General forced King Mohammed V into exile on Corsica for his political actions.
In protest against the exile of the political and religious leader, Moroccans went to the streets and there were bloody riots throughout the Kingdom, calling for the immediate return of the Sultan. People were more than ever attached to their King. The nationalists' claim that the reflection of King Mohammed V's face could be seen in the moon spread throughout the Moroccan territory. This myth consolidated the legitimacy of the Sultan even in the farthest regions of the Kingdom. The Sultan became the epitome of Moroccan nationalism. The consensus of such myth stems from the fact that those who did not see Muhammad V in the moon, can not breach the majority, fearing to be considered traitors.
All photos were found inside the shops of Medina of Marrakech where people include in their daily work spaces as an expression of their personal aesthetics as well as their patriotism.
- Maroc artist meeting, MAM '15 collaborative exhibition,Marrakech, Morocco, 2015
- Marrakesh Biennial 6th edition, parallel program, Morocco, 2015