Abdellah AZIZI

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’.

Abdellah Azizi Portrait


The work of Abdellah Azizi on Ait Atta nomads, is now being shown on exhibition at Historisches und Völkerkunde Museum, St.Gallen Switzerland.

Photo Exhibition nomads


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.

Geoff Notkin
2-time Emmy winner President, Desert Owl Productions, Inc.

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!

Adam Gaskins
Country Director, Corps AFrica, Malawi

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.

Forrest McClain
MERIDIAN, Producer

I 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.

Nathalie Levesque
President and founder of Marchandes d’idées interculturelles Inc.


Radisson Blu Hotel
Ouarzazate city