Daniel Donnelly – Waiting for Spring
We first spotted Daniels photography appearing in our Flickr pool a few weeks ago and decided to drop him and E-mail to find more about his work and his current projects…
Recently selected as one of Magenta flash forward Emerging photographers, Daniel graduated in 2003 with a degree in cultural communications and has subsequently spend his time documenting change in developing countries. Now based in Morocco his latest project ‘Waiting for Spring’ records his personal reaction to the predictions of an Arab uprising.
Keep reading for more images and to find out more about this project…
“Arriving in Morocco in January 2011 was a bewildering experience. The press, the experts, the diplomats, all carried the same message:”The Arab Spring is coming”. Comparisons were made to the collapse of communism. Change would come.
I started walking the streets of the cities, then the streets of smaller towns, and then the dusty tracks of the villages. Yes, there were protests, a new constitution and a new government. And yes, numerous people set themselves on fire in the streets, but after 18 months of living in Morocco, no Arab Spring has arrived.
I tried to find out why the Spring hasn’t come, but have found only questions. I created images that provide few answers, but ask why Morocco is called the exception. They display fleeting glimpses of understanding the situation, but also my frustration at still having the same sense of bewilderment as when I arrived.”
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You can also follow him at Danieldonnellyphotography.wordpress.com
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