Abdellah Azizi is a Moroccan photographer and video producer whose passion for visual storytelling dates back to his him observing film vehicles caravan around his hometown of Ouarzazate, films like Especially Ridley Scot picture Gladiator, and the Kingdom Of Heaven and many more have been shot in Ouazazate film studios.
When a new film school in Ouarzazate opened its doors in Abdellah’s senior year of high school, he enrolled without thinking twice the following year. After two years, he graduated as a film lighting technician, opening the door to the professional world of filmmaking. Abdellah and a few of his friends then moved to Casablanca where they joined an audiovisual school for one more year of audiovisual study.
Abdellah makes images out of a love for cinema and filmmaking, drawing inspiration from renowned filmmakers such as Roger Deakins, Emmanuel Lubezki, Gordon Willis, and Andrei Tarkovsky. Serving the story with the right images is the model of Abdellah’s pursuit.
Abdellah spent a year in Casablanca and afterward started working as a staff Moroccan photographer and videographer for a local e-magazine almaouja.com. He afterward worked as a freelancer for many clients from various businesses.
When Abdellah joined the team of archaeologist Thomas Reitmaier and his colleagues for the Arhal Project, it was one of the highlights of his career as a visual storyteller.
The team followed the transhumance of the Touda and Brahim families, Ait Atta nomads from Jbel Saghro, through the southern high Atlas highlands to the Tamda prairie in the northeast part.
The work was finally exhibited in the Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum St.Gallen, Switzerland, in 2020, and a limited book edition named “Nomaden aud Zeit” was released after additional complementary trip
Regards croisés, capturing the portraits of orality, alongside the photographer Ken Wong Youk Hong. The photographs of are being exhibited until 2024 in la Maison de l’oralité in Ksar Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate.
The work of Abdellah Azizi with Thomas Ritmair on Ait Atta nomads has been published as Book titled “Temporary Nomads” and exhibited at the Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum St.Gallen
Abdellah is an extremely talented, capable, and hardworking professional and speaks very good English. He is also a skilled director and editor and is a kind and considerate traveling companion, and a good man to have with you in the field. I enjoyed his company tremendously and, at the end of our week together, I felt that I had made a new friend. Abdellah is one of the best photographers I have worked with (and that is really saying a lot). My only regret is that we live on different continents, as I would work with him again in a heartbeat!
I give Abdellah the highest possible recommendation. Your photo or video project will benefit from having him on board, and you will find him a genuine delight to work with. 6 stars out of 5.
2-time Emmy winner President, Desert Owl Productions, Inc.
Abdellah is a phenomenal photographer with an incredible attitude and work ethic. I can not speak higher of him and would recommend him for any work you need in the world of photography.
We were lucky enough to get linked up with Abdellah Azizi, through a friend in Morocco. I run an NGO based out of Malawi and Abdellah came and shot 3 documentaries for us; two of them were around 10 minutes each and one was a promo montage. We could not be happier. He propelled our organization! The work was excellent, the angles were perfect, and the clips all flowed naturally together.
We have since used his documentaries and promo as a springboard for marketing, fundraising, and in multiple forums with other major international NGO’s and embassies. Without hesitation I can recommend AZIFOTO – Abdellah Azizi. He is very professional, yet has plenty of personality to keep you engaged!
Country Director, Corps Africa, Malawi
had the pleasure and the honor to work with Abdellah Azizi on a musical residency, which took place in M’Hamid El Ghizlane in Morocco last October. A talented photographer who has the ability to capture the emotions in its purest form. Big thumbs up to Azifoto and I look forward to future collaborations.
President and founder of Marchandes d’idées interculturelles Inc.
Morocco is a captivating nation with a deep cultural heritage. Its diverse landscape, which includes mountains, deserts, sand dunes, and beaches, is located in North Africa. Morocco is a well-known tourist and investment destination because of its weather, location, and population particularly for the film and tourism industries.
Abdellah has captured images and produced videos for numerous clients everywhere across Morocco, from the city of Tangier, Marrakech, To Rabat and Dakhla.
“A place where Africa and Europe meet and mingle.” -Tayeb Salih. The city has been described as a crossroads of Amazigh, Arab, Andalusian, and sub-Saharan cultures. Marrakesh has serves as a major trading hub and cultural crossroads for centuries, and today is considered the most popular tourist destinations in Morocco.
With a population of over 3 million, Casablanca is the Morocco’s largest city and the industrial and commercial hub. The city’s economy is primarily based on finance and manufacturing. It is also a one of the major stock market in Africa.
Rabat the capital, is a city with contrasting styles. Office buildings, embassies, and hotels line the modern avenues, while the old Medina feels like a different country. the city is located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg, and on the facing shore lies Salé, Rabat’s twin city.