In Morocco the boys like their photo taken but the girls don’t. 1982

Years ago I used to love taking photos of people in the street. I hardly ever asked for permission and I used to take their shots whether they liked it or not. Many years later, I don’t feel comfortable with just taking people’s photo without asking for permission first.

In Morocco the boys are brought up like little kings and as a result they are usually confident extroverts who love having their photo taken. Many of them would jump in front of the camera so I would take their picture.

The girls on the other hand, either scowled or turned away when they saw me about to take their photo.