In the cities of Casablanca and Fez, the old world gives way to the new in the most stark and inspiring ways. Graffiti lines ancient city walls. A labyrinth of interconnecting streets expose urban dwellers, who have traded in their djellabahs, the traditional long dress worn by men and women, for tees, fitted caps and denim. And yet, these cities are not upside down by all their ‘newness’. Instead, they are reemerging as something else; driven by the young people who, humbly, and quite boldly, are forging a lifestyle hell-bent on seamlessly integrating the world of their fathers and mothers with the influences of modern, popular culture.
Get to know the names and faces of a few of them who captured our attention.
Photos by Nusrat Durrani.