The first dates of this workshop has a WAITLIST. Due to extra interest we are tentatively offering 2nd dates: Nov 2-11 2018.
Join us for a travel photography workshop through Morocco – with a humanitarian twist! Spice markets, snake charmers, winding alleys, and a rainbow of colours – and that’s just Marrakesh, where our team will begin and end this amazing trip. Get ready for incredible architecture, flavours, and sights from Marrakech to the Sahara and back – not to mention some awesome NGO work and a lot of surprises along the way!
We begin in Marrakesh where we will explore the city on foot together and discover all the beautiful chaos this city has to offer. In the days that follow we will work with a local NGO, El Fenn Maroc, which works to empower local artists in Marrakesh. We started a program with them last year specifically connecting local youth with photography – both with us, and with local photographers who will join us for this workshop. We’ll continue building on this program, while also visiting a few other NGOs along the way just to spread our support as much as we can!
From Marrakech, we head to the High Atlas Mountains to see old kasbahs and small mountain villages. You won’t believe mountains like this exist in Africa. A whole other world from Marrakesh, we begin to enter areas where homes are mostly made of mud, where locals move livestock and do everything by hand, and where Berber communities have settled and lives for ages. We’ll stay in a true Kasbah – a palace of sorts made mostly of mud – and enjoy the calm and magic of this particularly unique part of Morocco.
From there, we make the final leg to the Sahara where we will camp in the desert under the stars, ride camels along the dunes, eat dinner cooked over a fire, and generally try to believe that this is real life. By the way – You’ll fall in love with our 3 incredible guides, hired through a company that specializes in responsible and ethical Moroccan travel. You can expect fantastic and cultural accommodations, wonderful food, insight to Moroccan culture, plenty of meaningful experiences, adventure, and time with a really excellent NGO.
Previous years have sold out quickly and had a waiting list – so apply soon if this trip sounds as amazing to you as it does to us!
Returning for 2018! This year we’re working to offer something different. Our partners over at Open Doors Morocco are piecing together post-trip travel offerings to other portions of Morocco that include places like Chefchaouen, Fes, and Casablanca to explore the diversity of Morocco. We’ll be providing more information on this to our Morocco participants soon! This tour company is the *best*, you won’t regret the extension!
We’re proud to say this trip is being led by the awesome Michael Bonocore (check out his article from last trip, all images taken on his iphone!) and Andy Yee (one of Andy’s images from a TGL Morocco trip won the Sony Alpha Award for Landscapes!)