The House of Photography opened its doors just 10 years ago, in 2009, a few steps from the Medina and the Medersa Ben Youssef.
A house, a museum
This very beautiful riad has quickly become a must-see museum in Marrakech, you have to take the time to take a look at it. Indeed, the Maison de la Photographie brings together an impressive private photographic collection that stretches from 1870 to 1960, as an invitation to get to know Morocco and its history better through photography. It is a precious testimony from anonymous or famous photographers that will take you back in time.
These magnificent archives are highlighted by the architecture of the place, it is particularly pleasant to stroll through the riad.
A rich and varied private collection, and regular donations
The current collection includes nearly 10,000 old photographs, the most significant pieces are displayed to visitors in the riad. On two floors, you can discover documentary photos, art photos, moving portraits, street scenes and scenes of daily life, but also unpublished views of Morocco and its sumptuous landscapes.
Different photographic techniques are exposed and explained, and the formats are multiple: glass plates, postcards, newspapers, magazines etc. Teachers and students are also welcome to visit the museum, with a research centre at their disposal.
Every six months, new exhibitions on different themes are proposed. Nowadays you will be able to discover superb pictures of Morocco at the dawn of Modernity.
And to finish your visit in beauty, do not miss the shop, you will find very beautiful paper prints but also original postcards that you will not find anywhere else.
After your visit, come and dine at our restaurant Le Foundouk. We enjoy one of the most beautiful panoramic terraces in the city, and we are only 50 metres from the museum!
The House of Photography
46, souk Souk Ahal Fassi, kaat Ben Nahid
Open every day from 9:30 am to 7 pm
Rates: 50 MAD for adults, free for children under 12 years old.
(picture : La Maison de la Photographie)