Photographer Zakaria Wakrim takes us on a metaphysical journey through the Sahara. Get lost in feeling of being surrounded by nothing but space.
A Word From The Artist: This series is called "Amarg," which is the Amazigh/Berber word for nostalgia. The djellaba is a typical outfit worn in North Africa, principally in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia. The series focuses on the aura created around this mystical figure found in the desolated landscapes of the Atlas range and Sahara. These lonely places bring an almost metaphysical feeling, in some ways, and forces the viewer to conjure up meaning or answers that are going to remain as elusive as the very own nature of the places itself. Quoting a famous Berber writer: "Deserts and mountains take us closer to the cosmos, and make us feel such a mystery."
About the Artist
Zakaria Wakrim started taking photography seriously while studying engineering in 2006. It was after some time he realized photography would be such an interesting part of his life, giving him the opportunity to realize himself as a creative and improve his emotional expression. He's realized that it was as important to him, if not more than his background in engineering. Today he's between those two worlds, trying to find a proper balance as a human being.
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