Moroccan born and London bred Hassan Hajjaj has worked in many different disciplines throughout his life. In London, he was everything from a DJ to stylist before picking up photography in his late 20’s. Now in his 50’s, Hajjaj premiers a new photography show at New York’s Taymour Grahne Gallery entitled “Kesh Angels”.
His work focuses on the native women and fashions of Marrakesh, a city known for its use of motorcycles as a primary means of transportation. Hajjaj’s women have a bit more flair than one might typically associate with a conservative country. He was less interested in the western aesthetic of Morocco and placed emphasis on the indigenous culture and fashions of the city’s female residents. The result is a stunning and exciting portrait of some pretty bad ass women.
The show runs until March 8, 2014. Photos from Taymour Grahne and Rossa Issa Projects.