Obscure Life of Thamorth

Deep in the Anti-Atlas Mountains of southern Morocco, some of the oldest rock in the world can be found; rock of the ancient, Cryptozoic period. "Obscure life of Thamorth" is a photographic exploration of this landscape that is both unique and spell binding. The project's title is derived from two separate sources. The word 'Obscure' references the geological term, Cryptozoic, which means obscure or hidden life, and denotes a period of geological time when the earliest traces of primitive life occurred. 'Thamorth' is the archaic name the Imazighen, (Berbers of North Africa) have for their homeland. The title given to photographs in this portfolio, "Pure Land", is a direct quote form the Pure Land Japanese Buddhist sect, whose scriptures speak of a Paradise, where the deserving believers go after death.

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Eugene Power



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