This etching of a Moroccan Girl shows the close up of a traditional Berber Girl's gaze at the photographer. The piece is an etching burned into wood and then hand painted. There is more information on the photographer, Jock Fistick, below.
The Berber people live in Northern Africa. They have lived here long before the arrival of the Arabs and the culture probably dates back more than 4000 years. Berbers call themselves some variant of the word i-Mazigh-en (singular: a-Mazigh meaning "free people or "free and noble men". They are truly the indigenous people of this land.
Berbers are identified primarily by language but also by traditional customs such as distinctive music or dances. Because I am Berber, I particularly identify with this photo and the etching that I've created.
The original photograph was taken by Jock Fistick. The photo, can be seen behind this link: (Connect to the original Photographer's site here). The photo was taken outside of the Kasbah de Taourirt in Ouarzazate, Morocco. If you are interested in purchase of the photo, please contact the original photographer at the link above. If you have interest in the etching please feel free to use the contact form on the homepage.