Meet Hassan Hajjaj, the Moroccan Artist Challenging Cultural Norms Through Photography

Through his use of North Africa’s vibrant and colorful patterns, his unique artistic vision, and a touch of modernity, Morocco-born artist and photographer Hassan Hajjaj has been a significant influence to the art scene, both regionally and internationally.

With over 113k followers, Hajjaj blends orientalism with contemporary art, and highlights the Moroccan culture in a new, and very distinctive light. His move to London in 1973 inspired him to show the world his home country in a new perspective, challenging cultural stereotypes, and promoting diversity. The artist now divides his time between London and Morocco. He has worked with a number of stars, including the American artist Billie Eilish and Dutch-Moroccan model Iman Hammaam.

His most popular series are Alo Wala, Keziah Jones, Malicious Look, Kesh Angels, among others. Scroll down to see some of our favorite shots.

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SAM AND SHAKA,thanks for a grt shoot,it was a honour

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Really happy to be part group show that tribe magazine(best photo mag from middle east) have organized with amazing artists,info FROM THE ARAB WORLD Tribe: Contemporary Photography from the Arab World November 10-December 16, 2018 Curated by Janet Bellotto and Dr. Woodman Taylor  Camille Zakharia, Spring 3, from the series Spring (detail), 2014. Courtesy of the Artist.  Larissa Sansour, In the Future They Ate from the Finest Porcelain 2 (detail), 2016. Courtesy of the Artist. Tribe: Contemporary Photography from the Arab World is an exhibition highlighting a selection of artists published within the eight editions of Tribe—a magazine founded in Dubai that is dedicated to covering developments in photography and new media from the Arab World. The exhibition contextualizes an expansive field of image-based work through various themes, while celebrating artists both internationally acclaimed as well as those whose practices have recently been recognized. At times artists poetically deploy hues, shadows and partial images to nuance aspects of Arab culture. By expanding our appreciation and understanding of the variety of photographic practices creatively deployed by artists from throughout the Arab World, through its publications and first exhibition, Tribe aims to place these accomplished artists on a global stage within the larger sphere of contemporary photography. Tribe magazine was founded in Dubai by Publisher Mubarik Jafery and Photo Editor Sueraya Shaheen. Artist, Professor and Associate Editor Janet Bellotto joined the editorial team along with art historian Dr. Woodman Taylor as Assistant Editor, and most recently Editorial Assistant Emma Warburton. As the co-founders continued to build the character of the publication, various artists, photographers, historians, critics, curators, and institutions made contributions to support the vision. RELATED EVENTS Tribe Gallery Talk RSVP for November 10, 5 PMLate Fall Opening Reception November 10, 6-9 PM FEATURING ARTISTS: We would like to thank all the artists who instilled confidence in the curatorial vision by taking part in this exhibition: Adel Al-Quraishi; Afra Bin Dhaher; Ajlan Gharem; Alaa Edr

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"PEPSI RIDER"2004

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