Escape to an Alternate Universe Through These Arab Photographers

The escapism you need

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Let’s admit it, we all need a mental break from time to time. Between a demanding work life, family commitments and keeping up with global unrest, going completely off-grid is the ultimate solution.

Whilst retreating to an isolated farm is practically everyone’s fantasy these days, if you’re like the rest of us, you’re probably still spending hours and hours scrolling through your feed every day. 

Yes, memes are hilarious. But do they really offer the escapism you’re longing for? 

Here’s a more practical alternative to skipping town: follow these photographers, whose work will basically transport you to another universe. 

Anass Ouaziz

 

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Ouaziz captures serene moments of everyday life, in perfect peacefulness and sensitivity. His dreamy photographs will bring a romantic touch to your feed.

Jawher Ouni

 

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Ouni delves into the beauty of his home country from the Mediterranean coastline to the rural southern city of Sidi Bouzid in Tunisia. His photography depicts mundane scenes through a poetic, sincere and simply heart-warming gaze.

Ismail Zaidy

 

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You’re probably familiar with Ismail Zaidy’s pastel-drenched photography that has been taking over our IG feeds for months. The Marrakesh-based photographer is known for incorporating elements like traditional straw hats, flower-printed veils or surreal floating sheets with stunning natural landscapes.

Mashael Al Saie

 

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The Bahraini photographer might be known for her portraits that explore femininity, womanhood and body politics but her raw and unfiltered landscape photography is every escapist’s ideal. 

Muhcine Ennou

 

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Ennou’s shots of remote sites are timeless, serene and otherworldly. His IG account will literally take you on a utopian journey.

Jinane Ennasri

The Moroccan photographer’s intimate and nostalgic shots capture her journey from her home country to New York and Paris. From gorgeous NYC backdrops to quiet streets of Oujda, her feed will give you a travel itch.

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