POWELL, Wyoming — The photography exhibit “As Time Goes By: Images of Morocco” opens Wednesday, May 4, with a 7 p.m. artists’ reception in Northwest College’s SinClair Gallery.
The photos were taken in March during an NWC field studies class to Morocco sponsored by the college’s Photographic Communications Department. Associate professor Anthony Polvere led the class, composed of NWC students, alumni and community members.
They stayed in exotic cities like Casablanca and Marrakech, and visited Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Along the way they traversed the high Atlas Mountains while stopping to visit area Berber villages where they explored a traditional market and rural elementary school.
In Marrakech, the group toured the famous old-world markets of the Medina and also visited the famous Koutoubia Mosque. In Casablanca, they toured the largest mosque in Morocco, the Hassan II Mosque. They also drove to Ouarzazate to see where many famous movies were filmed, including “Lawrence of Arabia,” “The Last Temptation of Christ,” and “Gladiator.”
Gallery visitors can follow along, traversing this North-African country through the lens of the student photographers, taking in colorful vistas, lively individuals and Moroccan cultural traditions, including a camel ride in Marrakech where students dressed in traditional garb.
A slide show of additional images will be displayed during the reception.
“As Time Goes By: Images of Morocco” will be displayed through Sept. 2.
SinClair Gallery, located in the Orendorff Building, is open from 8 a.m-5 p.m. weekdays. Admission is free.