November 2016

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Moroccan People | Abdou: Berber Fire Painter

by Tony Hoffman on November 20, 2016 No comments

abdou-berber-fire-painter

I am excited to introduce Tony Hoffman as a guest blogger. Tony recently took part in a Giving Lens Morocco Photography Tour. Following the tour, I noticed Tony’s Facebook posts were insightful reflections about his experience in Morocco. Since Open Doors Morocco is all about “Returning Transformed,” I asked him if he’d be willing to share some of experiences, and he agreed.  This article describes how he serendipitously encountered a Berber Fire Painter in Ait Ben Haddou. 

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Tony HoffmanMoroccan People | Abdou: Berber Fire Painter

ODM Bedouin Bivouac Opening Night

by Nancy Lauer on November 13, 2016 2 comments

introducing open doors morocco bedouin bivouac

It’s official.  The Open Doors Morocco – Bedouin Bivouac is open for business and we couldn’t have asked for a more authentic desert launch.  Who better to share the inaugural night with than our friends at The Giving Lens?  The bivouac exists for the purpose of providing fair wages to locals and authentic cultural experiences for foreigners.  Read more about the unique background of our bivouac HERE.

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Nancy LauerODM Bedouin Bivouac Opening Night

The Giving Lens: Morocco 2016

by Nancy Lauer on November 7, 2016 No comments

TGL Photo Exchange

The Giving Lens (TGL), El Fenn Maroc, Creative Interactions, three local photographers from Marrakech, and Open Doors Morocco (ODM) teamed up to launch a photography program for youth in the village of Ait Ouir, Morocco. The Giving Lens regularly brings teams of photographers to developing countries to work alongside local non-profit organizations in tangible ways. The group is committed to helping launch sustainable projects that will eventually become self-sufficient. Each team is led by  two professional photographers with travel experience.

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Nancy LauerThe Giving Lens: Morocco 2016