The Empty Quarter to exhibit Bruno Barbey’s ‘Morocco A Scorching Beauty’
Taking place from March 17 for a month
Bruno Barbey is of particular interest to the UAE, as he was one of the photographers responsible for the recording of the ceremony of independence of the United Arab Emirates in 1971.
Born in Morocco in 1941, Barbey has traversed across five continents and several world conflicts, covering wars in Nigeria, Vietnam, the Middle East, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ireland, Iraq and Kuwait – despite this, he doesn't consider himself as a war photographer. His passion for his homeland Morocco is portrayed in the exhibition at The Empty Quarter, in which he expresses a unique empathy for its people in the subtle complexities of life he reveals via his lens. "I find smells and colours that remind me of my youth. And one should not forget that this country has inspired painters such as Delacroix and Matisse."
'Morocco A Scorching Beauty' takes place at The Empty Quarter from March 17–April 17