After the great successes of Krakow, Barcelona, Budapest and Sicily, Let me Italian you is ready to launch a new city for 2018: DISCOVER MARRAKECH.
"Welcome to the magical, mesmerizing and sometimes dizzying city of Marrakech! The city of joy! " It will be a unique and exclusively edition! (It means that there will not be a second edition.)
DISCOVER MARRAKECH is an innovative project whose purpose is to make the participants live a professional experience for those who love photography and video making.
The main goal of the project is to valorise and promote the magical and colorful city of Marrakech, in Morocco, trough photos, reportage, videos made by photographers (amateurs or not) from different places of the world. DISCOVER MARRAKECH wants to enrich the professional and academic path of the photographer, moreover it wants to enrich his portfolio.
DISCOVER MARRAKECH is supported by Institut Culturel Italian de Rabat - Maroc.
The two tours of the city are organized in collaboration with Marrakech City Tour Guide, a private Marrakech tour operator with a local experienced qualified guide who is eager to share the secrets of his vibrant city with you. Exactly, it includes:
1° Tour: Koutoubia Mosque - Bahia Palace - Jewish Quarter & Saadian Dynasty - Medina Labyrinthine - Jeema El Fna
2° Tour: Visit Medina - Medina ancient souks
In order to improve participants’ professional and academic skills, there will be four workshops and photoshooting:
- Workshop " How to Photograph Cities" organized by the prestigious ÉSAV Marrakech ( L’École Supérieure des Arts Visuels de Marrakech)
- Workshop "Street photography" organized by the famous photographer Yassine Alaoui Ismaili
- Outdoor Photoshoot with local models organized in collaboration with Marrakech Models Agency , that provide models to clients such as Ferrari, Roberto Cavalli, Toyota or Miss Sixty.
- Worshop "Photography as an art of seeing beyond obvious" organized by the photographer Yan Pekar.
Exclusively for this edition: "STREET PHOTOGRAPHY DAY". On Saturday 27th, you will have the honour to spend a full day with one of the most famous street photographer:Yassine Alaoui Ismaili. He will bring you around Marrakech and discover hidden tresaures. Yassine won the first places in World street photography Hamburg 2015, Les nuit photographique Essaouira 2016 and finalist LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2016 and Sans francisco Street photography 2017. His Work has been featured in NY Times, the National Geographic, FIFA, 6Mois, Stern,The guardian, Volkskrant.
Further, the photographer Yan Pekar will support the participant during all the days of the projects. He will offer full time availability if someone has questions or need close attention. Yan Pekar is one of our main partner for Discover Barcelona.
How is DISCOVER MARRAKECH organized and what is its output?
The role of participant is to take photos of Marrakech's beauties during each guided tours. You will work alone or in pair (your fellow could be one your friend). The project lasts 4 days.
Here is the agenda:
Thursday 25 January
10:15 – 10:30 Opening & Welcoming from Let me Italian You
10:30 – 12:30 Workshop " How to Photograph Cities " at ÉSAV Marrakech Accademy
14:30 – 17:30 Visit of Marrakech with Marrakech City Tour (1° tour, see above the details)
Friday 26 January
09:30 – 12:30 Visit of Marrakech with Marrakech City Tour (2° tour, see above the details)
16:30 - 18:30 Outdoor Shooting with Marrakech Models Agency
Saturday 27 January
10:30 – 17:00 Street Photography Day lead by Yassine Alaoui Ismaili
Sunday 28 January
10:00 – 11:30 Workshop "Photography as an art of seeing beyond obvious" lead by Yan Pekar
11:30 – 12:30 Group Photos' Review of the trip lead by Yan Pekar
12:30 – 13:00 Issue of Attendance certificates and Good bye
At the end of the project, each participant shall receive an Attendance certificates signed by the Let me Italian you team and all its partners: L’École Supérieure des Arts Visuels de Marrakech, Yassine Alaoui Ismaili, Yan Pekar.
Plus, in order to bring more visibility to the work done during the project, each participant will submit 20 photos with their credits to Let me Italian you and one of the photos will be published by the official page of Istituto Italiano di Cultura, and from our official Flickr & Instagram (@letmeitalianyou) accounts.