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Casablanca, seen from above photo exhibition by Adnane Zemmama

Written by FDM

The exhibition “Casa vue d’en haut” (Casablanca seen from above) is produced by the photographer Adnane Zemmama with the online and traveling art gallery “Art First” at the “American Art Center”, in partnership with the BMCI Foundation and the association “Casamémoire”.

Adnane Zemmama is a Moroccan photographer, born in 1992 in Casablanca and based in Marrakech. After graduating from the ESAV in graphic design, he spent several years developing his passion for photography in the field of automobiles and architecture.

The self-taught phototgraher claims that his project began in 2020 during the lockdown. “During a tour in downtown Casablanca, I had the opportunity to climb on the roof of buildings. From that moment, I saw Casablanca differently… I contemplated the grandeur of Dar El Beida with its art deco buildings overlooking the city center. I admired a veritable open-air museum. I then understood that it was necessary to go in search of the largest buildings in the city and to pay tribute to the architectural heritage of Casablanca”, he specifies.

Graphic design has contributed a lot to the development of Zemmama’s photographic work, particularly with regard to shooting and the development of his artistic projects in a broader way. He is more sensitive to black and white shots for their timeless side. The slight shades of gray brought out by Zemmama’s shots immediately arouse the viewer’s emotion.

“Casablanca seen from above” is organized as part of the 11th edition of Casablanca Heritage Days which will take place from May 13 to 15.

American Art Center: 2, rue Khalil Matrane Gauthier.