Abdellah Azizi is a Moroccan photographer and film-maker, Abdellah’s interest in making images goes back to when he used to see film vehicles caravan travel from one location to another around his city Ouarzazate (Especially Ridley Scot picture Gladiator, and the Kingdom Of Heaven).
In Abdellah’s last year of high school a new film school opens its door in Ouarzazate, without second thought Abdellah joined it next year, after two years he’s graduated as a lighting technician, passageway to the professional world of film-making, Abdellah and a couple of his friends move to Casablanca where they join an audiovisual school for one more year of study.
Love of cinema and film-making is why Abdellah creates images, his inspiration comes from great filmmakers from Andrei Tarkovsky, Gordon Willis, Emmanuel Lubezki, to Roger Deakins. Backup the story with the right images is the model Abdellah’s pursuit.Since his year in Casablanca, Abdellah was always engaged in making images, working as a staff photographer/videographer for a local e-magazine almaouja.com, and afterward as a freelancer working for many clients in a wide range of fields.
In 2017 Abdellah joined the archaeologist Thomas Reitmaier and his team for the Arhal Project, a journey started travelling with Touda and Brahim family, Ait Atta nomads of Jbel Saghro, crossing the high Atlas mountains to Tamda’s prairie north west of the Atlas. After many complementary trips, the work was finally exhibited at the Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum St.Gallen, Switzerland in 2020, and a limited book edition was published titled ‘Nomaden aud Zeit’.