Delighted that my book, The Old Kasbah of Illigh; Photography by Annie Wright, has just been published by Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech & Cultural Heritage Publications. Located on the edge of the Moroccan Sahara, Illigh was once a power centre on the Trans-Saharan trade routes from Timbuktu through the desert and on to Europe. Together with gold, ivory and ostrich feathers, enslaved black people were transported to Illigh where they could be bought and sold. Some of their descendants still live there and have let me photograph them. This includes women, who frequently conceal their identity behind a veil.
What I didn’t know beforehand is that The Old Kasbah of Illigh is the first, in-depth photographic exploration of Illigh and therefore a scoop. It’s on sale for €19,95 at Arti et Amicitiae’ s UPDATE I exhibition in Amsterdam, in which many of my Illigh photos are included. The book can also be purchased for the same price, plus postage and packaging, by contacting me through Messenger.
The Old Kasbah of Illigh, full colour, 54 pages, 28.5 x 20 cms, 2021
UPDATE I – New Members’ Work, 5 – 27 June 2021, Tuesday to Saturday from 12 to 6 pm, Rokin 112, 1012 LB Amsterdam