A day in a life of a Moroccan male...

Category: Outdoor Scenes


Photo and caption by Valerie Khmelnitsky

For as long as I have traveled, this photograph remains a favorite of mine. I took the photograph using a very simple old-fashioned digital camera from a rooftop of a leather-goods store in Fes, Morocco. It shows a bunch of local men working to paint animal skin which would later be used to make various leather goods. The stench of the area cannot be described by words and it made me wonder if allowing tourists to see this was an actual detriment to the store's revenue, since none of us bought anything there. Skin gets stomped on in the buckets, like grapes for wine.

Location: Fes, Morocco


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