The practice of transhumance in Morocco has played a critical role in creating and maintaining outstanding landscapes of aesthetic beauty and functionality. It is in Morocco that most studies have been done in terms of linking transhumance and the maintenance and enhancement of biodiversity. Scientists underline all the particularly beneficial effects of this practice on vegetation and the conservation of local biodiversity by respectively offering two periods of biological rest to the two portions of its territory of displacement (plain and mountain). Despite threats to the practice and a diminishing respect for customary law, it remains a key element of traditional rural culture.
The work of Younes Tazi shows the great beauty of the human-animal connection on the long desert transhumance. Bekkar Younes (known in the photography world as Younes Tazi), is a Professional photographer from Taza, Morocco. Since 2006 his activity has been divided between his profession, agronomy, and his passion for photography. His self-education in the arts has long highlighted the beauty of his subjects. During his various trips between Morocco and abroad, he has been able to collaborate on several exhibitions as part of a partnership between the Association of young Moroccan photographers and HP multinational, and he is currently preparing several exhibition projects (including colonial Orientalist pictures and agriculture).
Website and portfolio links: www.younes-tazi.book.fr

 

Younes Tazi for On The Move