‘Kesh Angels

May 11th, 2010 in Archive by 0 Comments

Our friend Rose Issa, an incredible art curator in London, recently brought to our attention the British-Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj. Rose has introduced us to several artists whose works inspire The Hidden World of Girls project, including Shadi Ghadirian, the photographer who took our site’s header photo of the young Iranian woman wearing sunglasses. Hassan Hajjaj’s new series, ‘Kesh Angels, features the biker culture of the young women of Merrakesh and their strength, style, and spirit. We absolutely love Hajjaj’s images.

From Rose Issa:

“Directing them in theatrical poses with their scooters, motorcycles and colourful outfits, [Hajjaj] creates images that reflect their strength, style and street-smart attitude. In veils and djellabah, the ‘Kesh Angels respect a certain tradition, but their presence is defiantly modern. Hajjaj then juxtaposes these portraits with ephemera from the Medina in unique, handmade frames and bright, Pop-Art colours.”

To see more from the series, visit Rose Issa’s website.

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