The Road to Essaouira, 2007

A man traverses a rusted gravel landscape somewhere between Marrakech and Essaouira.

Morocco is a fast-developing country where many still live a traditional way of life. Oxen and donkeys pull wooden carts on bustling roads amidst slow-moving trucks, motorbikes and bicycles. This photograph was taken through a dirty window on National Route 8. The driver of our Russian-manufactured bus was speeding most of the time and there were no regular stops. When we finally reached the outskirts of Essaouira around 8pm, the driver ordered everyone to get off, then he drove away.