© Hassan Hajjaj, Dior XL 2012

ABOUT THE ARTIST

British-Moroccan photographer and multidisciplinary artist Hassan Hajjaj is an entirely self-taught artist, with a diverse practice that includes portraiture, installation, performance, fashion, and furniture design.

Often dubbed “the Andy Warhol of Marrakesh,” Hassan Hajjaj embraces a melting pot of influences in his work, from kitsch to popular culture, from Africa to London street style, from hip-hop to Haute couture.

VOGUE, The Arab Issue is organized by Fotografiska in collaboration with Maison Européenne de la Photographie and the artist, and is coordinated by Meredith Breech and Grace Noh of Fotografiska, New York.

Rather than just using the country as the prop, I wanted to make it look grand. I wanted to take the Moroccan clothes and the people and shoot them in this celebratory way.

– Hassan Hajjaj

© Hassan Hajjaj, White Dotted Stance 2002
© Hassan Hajjaj, Gretchen 2012

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