The English photographer Mark Power, who is quiet, self-effacing and a bit shy, is telling me what happened when he went out shooting on the streets of Marrakech with his American colleague Jim Goldberg, who is none of these things. “Jim was having a pretty hard time. For myriad reasons, many people here do not like to be photographed, and they often make that clear.
I tend to set up, then watch and wait from a distance, so I become invisible after a while. Jim is more up close, and this day no one was having it. In desperation he started shooting a few frames of a horse that happened to be passing. Suddenly this guy appears and goes: ‘No! Stop! My horse does not want to be photographed.’”
“Marrakech: The City that Distrusts Photographers” —The Guardian
Shared on Nov 23, 2013