These are great. My boyfriends dad is a originally a jew from Morocco and left because his family was basically forced to. He has never been back.
Aaron Elkaim is a documentary photographer based in Toronto. He studied Film and Cultural anthropology before deciding to pursue photography. With four other Canadian photographers, he founded the Boreal Collective. His photo-essay “Exodus,” which won second prize in the 2010 Viewbook Photostory documentary competition, explores the remains of the Jewish communities in Morocco. He documents personal and familial narratives, archival and architectural remains of Jewish communities in modern-day Morocco. The accompanying notes mention that the Jewish community was founded over two thousand years ago, prospered for centuries, and grew to occupy a proud place within Moroccan national identity.
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