The indigenous people of North Africa call themselves the Imazighen, or ‘free people,’ but they are most commonly known by the name given to them by the ancient Romans: the Berbers. The family pictured here is nomadic, but takes its summer home in a cave near the Mgouna Valley, in southern Morocco. They are the father’s second family; his first wife and other children live elsewhere. They raise goats and sheep, and so make the trek to the nearest village on the other side of the mountain once a week for the village’s market day. The only other opportunity the members of this family have to see other people is when travelers visit.
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