I took this photograph while covering a film festival at Zagor for almaouja.com, a local magazine. On the side of the festival, there were some cultural programs going on, where this little girl was playing with a local band. I took her photo when she was looking at the spectators.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | December 23
Award Score: 67 (Value 12.5, Clarity 11.5, Composition 17.5, Style 13, Skill 12.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Candid Photography
Photograph Location: Zagora | Morocco
Photographer: Abdellah Azizi (Ouarzazate, Morocco) Registered Photographer
Born in Ouarzazate in 1987, Abdellah Azizi is a passionate photographer from Morocco, who loves to photograph South Moroccan landscapes, people, folklorists’ bands, and the life of the rich part of Africa. After finishing high school, Abdellah applied for the Institute specialized for film industry, where he studied for two years on techniques of lighting, and griping. Then he moved to Casablanca to study camera work, and audio-visual post production for a year. He started to work as camera an assistant, lighting technician, and also worked for a local e-magazine, as videographer. The e-magazine didn’t have a photographer, so they asked him to do some photo assignments for them, and they liked his work. From then Abdellah moved to photography. There are lots of other reasons too, but the main one he believes is the freedom he enjoys in this medium.