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Many folks want to take pictures of the Local Berbers as they travel in Morocco. What is the situation?
Here is a local perspective:
Do not offer money and ask for a photo- you offend people. They are very proud folks.
Do not take a picture without permission as you will make someone angry and there is a strong "Berber telephone "system- word of mouth. Many photos have been taken and published in magazines and people are now more cautious about having their pics taken.
Slow down- offer clothes, have lunch at their houses, spend the night with them, be nice and polite. When you "feel" it is OK, ask if you can take a photo.
Offer to send photos to them.
Give small gifts to the children. Small cars, ballons, bubble stuff, pencils and paper.Use a long distance lens if possible.