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.

Check out some more photos here.

Maya DusenberyMaya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing.

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Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

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