It’s been an entire week since Morocco was hit by a catastrophic 6.8 magnitude earthquake. So far, and with new data being updated every day, the number of deaths is now 2,900 and injured is 5,000+. Entire buildings and villages collapsed, especially Amazigh villages located deep in the Atlas Mountains. International aid is on its way, but there’s never enough. Among the catastrophe, a new collective project has emerged: Artists For Morocco. Led by Moroccan GQ Middle East Editor-at-Large Samira Larouci, photographer Anass Ouaziz, and designer Ismail Elaaddioui, a group of twenty-six photographers and artists are launching a print sale to raise funds.
All proceeds from the sale will be donated to two NGOs: Amal Centre (a Marrakesh-based women’s charity delivering food to victims in need) and Rif Tribes Foundation (an NGO working to bring aid and support to the affected remote villages). Featured artists include Hassan Hajjaj, Meriem Bennani, Yto Barrada, Mous Lamrabat, Ilyes Griyeb, Hanane El Ouardani, Mounir Raji, Tabit Rida, Ismail Zaidy, Jinane Ennasri, Yoriyas Yassine Alaoui, Yassine Sellam, Mehdi El Mallali, Abdela Igmirien, Ismail Elaaddioui, Marouane Beslem, Mohamed Amine Houari, Ali El Madani, Salahedine el Bouaaichi, Fatimazohra Serri, Joseph Ouechen, Iman Zaoin, M’hammed Kilito, Seif Kousmate, Imane Djamil.
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Anass Ouaziz - An Atlas Ode, Ait Hani 2022
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Fatimazohra Serri - Hareem
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Hassan Hajjaj - Groupie, Horse Carriage
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Ilyes Griyeb - At the swimming pool, Meknès, Morocco 2014
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Iman Zaoin - A palm grove on a misty morning, Tafedna, Morocco, 2022
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Imane Idjamil - 80 Miles to Atlantis
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jinane Ennasri - Al Hoceima, 2019
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Joseph Ouechen - Le Maroc, terre de football, Ait Ben Haddou 2019
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Mehdi Ait El Mallali - Tarkeddit, 2019
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Salaheddine El Bnouaachi - The way of happiness
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Yassine Sellam - Hands Together. Marrakech, 2021
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Yoriyas- Leilat alqadr prayer, Casablanca