Nomads Documentary photography workshops Morocco
This is a unique project offering the opportunity to explore in-depth a special group of people who live apart from mainstream Moroccan society. Nomads live in small groups in the rocky and sparse Moroccan mountain ranges, surviving with their flocks and moving to higher ground during the spring for grazing. I’ve spent time with them over the years and I’m offering small numbers of people to chance to explore their locations in depth giving one of the most rewarding experiences documentary photography workshops can offer.
Location: Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
When: March 4th -11th 2023.
Duration: 6 nights
Group numbers: max. 3
Price including Daily 4×4, 6 nights accommodation, breakfasts, guiding and subject fees: £1850 / USD 2200 pp. Based on three people with their own room.
These documentary photography workshops will be available as bespoke tours for one or two people during the spring and late summer. Located in the High Atlas at 2000m plus, it will be a 4×4 daily excursion exploring the nomad camps scattered throughout the region. The opportunity will be to record nomad families going about their daily lives via reportage and/or portrait shooting, the choice is yours. Take a look at some work from our April 2019 tour: https://www.joshuajsneade.com/#/nomads/
Each day we’ll set off to the areas where nomads typically live and spend a morning and afternoon session with one or two different families. You’ll be offered technical and creative instruction on the location where needed, with the chance to direct your photography as you wish to work with regard to light and background. The landscapes of the region are also tremendous and will give your photo opportunities another dimension.
I’ve planned for 4 days of photography excluding travel days from Marrakesh, your entry and exit point. Although we drive close to each camp, there are sometimes short distances to walk over rocky ground although we can tailor this to suit guests. Drive times each day will vary from 2/3 hours across short distances but off-road. The connection from Marrakesh is around 6 hours so I’ve allowed two days of travel for this, giving you 5 days of photography in the mountains. To express an interest please email me at: email@example.com or visit the booking page.
Here’s a gallery of images taken by one of my guests in 2017.