Abdellah Azizi, a passionate Moroccan photographer and video producer with a deep love for visual storytelling. His journey began in the enchanting city of Ouarzazate, where he marveled at film caravans passing through, inspired by iconic movies like Ridley Scott’s ‘Gladiator’ and ‘The Kingdom of Heaven,’ many of which were filmed in his home city studios.
Abdellah’s love to visuals led him to seize an opportunity when a film school opened its doors in Ouarzazate. Without hesitation, he enrolled, and after two years of hard work, he graduated as a skilled film lighting technician, stepping into the world of professional filmmaking.
His passion for cinema and storytelling drives him to create captivating images, drawing inspiration from esteemed cinematographers like Roger Deakins, Emmanuel Lubezki, Gordon Willis, and Andrei Tarkovsky. Abdellah’s mission is to serve the narrative with precisely crafted visuals.
Following his time in Ouarzazate, Abdellah and a group of like-minded friends moved to the vibrant city of Casablanca, where they continued their education at an audiovisual school, deepening their knowledge of the art.
Abdellah’s talent didn’t go unnoticed, and soon he began working as a dedicated Moroccan photographer and videographer for almaouja.com. He later transitioned into freelancing, collaborating with clients from various industries.
One of the standout moments in Abdellah’s career was when he joined the esteemed archaeologist Thomas Reitmaier and his team for the Arhal Project. Together, they embarked on an incredible journey, documenting the transhumance of the Touda and Brahim families, Ait Atta nomads from Jbel Saghro, as they traversed the stunning landscapes from the southern high Atlas highlands to the picturesque Tamda prairie in the northeast part of Marrakech.
Their remarkable work was ultimately showcased at the Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum in St. Gallen, Switzerland, in 2020, garnering international acclaim.
Abdellah Azizi’s artistic vision and dedication to visual storytelling allowed him to collaborate with clients creating photographs and videos all over Morocco from Tangier to Marrakech and Dakhla.
Regards croisés, capturing the portraits of orality, alongside the photographer Ken Wong Youk Hong. The photographs of are being exhibited until 2024 in la Maison de l’oralité in Ksar Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate.
The work of Abdellah Azizi with Thomas Ritmair on Ait Atta nomads has been published as Book titled “Temporary Nomads” and exhibited at the Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum St.Gallen
Abdellah Azizi was invited to be part of YASLAMA exhibition alongside 16 highly talented visual artists from the Arab world.
YASALAM exhibition is being held at L’BLASSA ART SPACE in Marrakech, running from November 17, 2023, to January 21, 2024.
Abdellah is an extremely talented, capable, and hardworking professional and speaks very good English. He is also a skilled director and editor and is a kind and considerate traveling companion, and a good man to have with you in the field. I enjoyed his company tremendously and, at the end of our week together, I felt that I had made a new friend. Abdellah is one of the best photographers I have worked with (and that is really saying a lot). My only regret is that we live on different continents, as I would work with him again in a heartbeat!
I give Abdellah the highest possible recommendation. Your photo or video project will benefit from having him on board, and you will find him a genuine delight to work with. 6 stars out of 5.
2-time Emmy winner President, Desert Owl Productions, Inc.
Abdellah is a phenomenal photographer with an incredible attitude and work ethic. I can not speak higher of him and would recommend him for any work you need in the world of photography.
We were lucky enough to get linked up with Abdellah Azizi, through a friend in Morocco. I run an NGO based out of Malawi and Abdellah came and shot 3 documentaries for us; two of them were around 10 minutes each and one was a promo montage. We could not be happier. He propelled our organization! The work was excellent, the angles were perfect, and the clips all flowed naturally together.
We have since used his documentaries and promo as a springboard for marketing, fundraising, and in multiple forums with other major international NGO’s and embassies. Without hesitation I can recommend AZIFOTO – Abdellah Azizi. He is very professional, yet has plenty of personality to keep you engaged!
Country Director, Corps Africa, Malawi
had the pleasure and the honor to work with Abdellah Azizi on a musical residency, which took place in M’Hamid El Ghizlane in Morocco last October. A talented photographer who has the ability to capture the emotions in its purest form. Big thumbs up to Azifoto and I look forward to future collaborations.
President and founder of Marchandes d’idées interculturelles Inc.
Morocco is a captivating nation with a deep cultural heritage. Its diverse landscape, which includes mountains, deserts, sand dunes, and beaches, is located in North Africa. Morocco is a well-known tourist and investment destination because of its weather, location, and population particularly for the film and tourism industries.
Abdellah has captured images and produced videos for numerous clients everywhere across Morocco, from the city of Tangier, Marrakech, To Rabat and Dakhla.
“A place where Africa and Europe meet and mingle.” -Tayeb Salih. The city has been described as a crossroads of Amazigh, Arab, Andalusian, and sub-Saharan cultures. Marrakesh has serves as a major trading hub and cultural crossroads for centuries, and today is considered the most popular tourist destinations in Morocco.
With a population of over 3 million, Casablanca is the Morocco’s largest city and the industrial and commercial hub. The city’s economy is primarily based on finance and manufacturing. It is also a one of the major stock market in Africa.
Rabat the capital, is a city with contrasting styles. Office buildings, embassies, and hotels line the modern avenues, while the old Medina feels like a different country. the city is located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg, and on the facing shore lies Salé, Rabat’s twin city.