Morocco is intriguing for a number of reasons. Geographically, it falls between Europe and Africa, which means that the cultural influences and climate are unlike anywhere else in the world. Until recently, Morocco has been considered a dangerous place for tourists to travel to. But times are changing. Morocco is not the unsafe place that it once was. The country’s colorful and exciting streets, markets and cultural traditions are becoming popular with modern travelers of many nationalities. Photographer Cyrus Javid has managed to capture the magic and beauty of the Moroccan people, cities and landscapes in his new exhibit. Visitors to the exhibit will have the pleasure of viewing an impressive array of stunning large format color prints that bring the exotic and exciting scenes of Morocco to life. The photography in Javid’s exhibit captures the diversity of Morocco, and includes images of the impressive expanse of the Sahara Desert, roads winding through the Atlas Mountains, green hills, markets full of spices, snake charmers and much more. Experience it for yourself by stopping by the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center (2015 J St.) between Feb. 6 and March 3, or attend the exhibit’s Second Saturday, Feb. 10, 5–9 p.m. Members may also attend an artist’s reception on Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. For more info, go to Viewpointgallery.org. The exhibit is appropriate for all ages.
**This write-up first appeared in print on page 14 of issue #258 (Jan. 29 – Feb. 12, 2018)**