Photo of the Day: The lady motorbike gangs of Morocco

Image of several women on motorbikes in Marrakesh from "Kesh Angel"

Photo from Hassan Hajjaj’s series “Kesh Angels” at the Taymour Grahne gallery

Well, not so much biker gangs as working women commuting around their city, but still pretty cool. 

British-Moroccan photographer Hassan Hajjaj was inspired to create his photo series “Kesh Angels” (currently showing at the Taymour Grahne gallery in NYC) after working on a fashion magazine photo shoot in Marrakesh in the 1990s and realizing that “everything—all the models, the photographer, the clothes—were from the west and Morocco was simply the backdrop.” So he decided to shoot his friends, who mostly work as henna artists in the main tourist square, in the bright colors and smug poses of a badass biker fashion photo spread.

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Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like,, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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