exhibitions

 

Ferrouj Attitude

In Ferrouj Attitude, Oussama Benbila takes the ferrouj (rooster in Moroccan) out of his farm and souk, and invites this special animal in the studio. What has initially started as a portrait shoot of roosters transformed into a discovery of their tough, yet amusing character.

Wheather used as a zodiac sign or considered as a sacred creature, the rooster is present in many cultures. It is a universal symbol of bravery. In Morocco, it is associated with generosity and sunrise. Roosters are proud animals who show their strength through a firm walk and behavior, but we tend to overlook their beauty, which is why the photographer put them in the spotlight and created this series of ferrouj portraits.