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.
My business partner, Said and I were driving through the Moroccan Sahara and noticed a man digging near the side of the road. We were in the middle of nowhere and suddenly curious as to what he was doing. We decided to stop to investigate.
The village of Tamnougalt is situated in the Draa Valley which stretches from the High Atlas to the sea, south of Tan Tan in the Sahara. It has been there certainly since the mid-1600s as the Kasbah des Caids dates from around then. The focus of this article is a woman living in the ruins of this village.