My name is Sabir El Mouakil Moroccan Photographer and I was born in the beautiful coastal city of Essaouira, Morocco.
Photography is a long-time passion for me, thanks to my hometown, a cradle of the arts which still inspires me to this day.
Music is a part of my heritage and I’ve worked as an official photographer for many of Morocco’s major international festivals such as: Mawazine, Jawhara El Jadida, and the annual Gnawa Music Festival in Essaouira. I’ve also traveled abroad to shoot Moroccan Gnawa musicians in Europe and the United States.
Working as a photographer is an artistic and emotional outlet for me, the opportunity to convey the beauty and the intimacy of a moment immortalized in time forever. My favorite subjects are musicians and performers, people in everyday life, and people in motion. The essence of life is my true inspiration.