First National Photography Museum in Rabat

First National Photography Museum in Rabat

The National Photography Museum, the newest addition to the Moroccan Museum Foundation, was inaugurated on the 14th of January, within the grounds of Fort Rottemburg“Borj El Kebir” in Rabat.

The inaugural exhibition “Sourtna”, which marks the start of the cultural year 2020, offers a selection of works by young emerging photographers, presented by the international photographer from Casablanca Yassine Alaoui Ismaili, alias “Yoriyas”.

 “For me, it’s important to present them together, to highlight their coherence, their dynamism, and their complementarity and to encourage transmission from one generation to another. It’s a historic chance.” Yoriyas underlined in his text of presentation.

This “carte blanche” given to the young Yassine offers him the opportunity to showcase a whole current of young urban photographers and allow them to share their vision of the Moroccan modernity challenges.

While photography is emerging as a strong trend in contemporary creation, Rabat is once again a pioneer in hosting the first National Museum in Morocco, which is set to emerge as one of the pioneers on the scale of the African continent.

Complementing the artwork that hangs inside, the museum showcases photography in a beautifully renovated 19th-century fort restored as part of “Rabat City of lights, Morocco’s Cultural Capital”.

Located in the city district “L’Ocean”, this Museum is also a symbol of a strong will translating that art should be accessible to all the residents of the Moroccan Capital.