The exhibition “A good distance (s)” was inaugurated Monday March 29 at the National Museum of Photography in Rabat on the ocean coast and will continue until June 30, 2021.
Agence France-Presse presents through more than 200 images, a selection of images taken by AFP photographers around the world during the Covid-19 pandemic. This exhibition takes place, in partnership with the French Institute of Morocco and the Moroccan Museum Foundation also for three months at several sites in Rabat, the African capital of culture 2020-21.
The goal is to offer the general public another perspective on this pandemic which has turned the history of the world upside down. To show how every day, from the streets of Wuhan to the avenues of New York, through the temples of Bangkok, the balconies of Paris, the terraces of Rabat or the forests of the Amazon, AFP reporters have mobilized to give a face to the invisible enemy. They told through their glances and an image stolen from space and time this “ snorkeling the entire planet, then the hesitant, fragile recovery of life“.
For our part, Hespress and his photographic report produced by Mounir Mehimdate wanted to immortalize this exhibition which by the summer has so much to tell us, (capacity for resilience, ability of humans to adapt to a given situation on all through images clearly illustrating the talent of photographers.
It is above all about showing the resilience capacity, the incredible adaptability of humans since the appearance of the virus, with images illustrating the talent of the Agency’s photographers mobilized in the field. The exhibition “A good distance (s)” is held at the National Museum of Photography, recently opened in a historical monument in Rabat and on three sites “outside the walls”, in urban places accessible to all.
Thousands of young people from the adjacent working-class neighborhoods and others of the capital will be able to visit the exhibition supervised by mediators, thanks to a partnership with the Redal company. The “outside the walls” part of the exhibition will then be presented in the various cities over the next few months thanks to the network of French Institutes in Morocco.
Photo report Mounir Mehimdate