Photographed a 550-Year-Old History; The duo (Tiago Marques and Tania De Pascalis), a 550-year-old village in the Mountains of Morocco and named "Blue Pearl", offers an interesting side of everyday life among the sky-blue walls of the town.
Among the lines and curves of the streets, there are a few theories about the history of the blue color used to color the Chefchaouen walls, which were established as a refugee camp in the 1930s when blue tones reigned.
According to Atlas Obscura, refugee Jews deported from Spain in the 1930s, painted town buildings blue, going beyond the phrase "Tell the sons of Israel to wear a shawl with blue thread through their clothes" in the Torah. And over time, it is said that it was washed all over the town.
"In Judaism, the white-lined shawl that Jewish men wear in their morning prayers. Tallit is composed of blue lines on white silk or cotton fabric. In Judaism, in order to read the morning prayer at the earliest, the sun must reach the light that can distinguish between blue and white, so tallit lines are made blue, so when a person can see the blue lines in tallit with the light of the sun without turning on the light in the room he can start his morning prayer. "
At the beginning of the photo shoot project, Tiago & Tania encountered a collection of residents who did not want to be photographed. "We had a difficulty in Chechaouen that we've never encountered anywhere else," he told Colossal. "This was the contradiction between our role as a photographer and a citizen... We decided to change the way we approached, and we made our existence virtually unrecognizable, focused on hearing to capture the right moment. This method allowed us to experience the moment of every house, street and person in the city, and that's how we got the photos that brought the Chefchaouen project to life. "He said, "I'm not going to