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Julia Sellmann Photography

Kernkraft

In the south-west of Morocco, Berber women have been producing argan oil for over 800 years. They have drizzeled it on couscous and salads, and applied it to hair and skin. The argan tree is endemic to these 8,300 square kilometres between Agadir, Essaouira and Taroudant.

Marrakesch ➝ Essaouira
Marrakesch ➝ Essaouira

Ten years ago, the women processed the argan tree seeds exclusively at home. It was only with the foundation of the cooperatives that they were given permission to work outside the home.

That the women are holding their own, supporting the men with their work and earning their own money is the true miracle of the argan oil. It was Morocco’s King Mohammed VI who put the advancement of women on his country’s agenda in 1999. Today, there are 60 argan oil cooperatives in the province.

"The effect argan
oil has had on the women’s lives is nothing short of miraculous."

Lufthansa Woman's World, № 04 / 2017
Photo Editor: Trine Skraastad
Author: Vanessa Oelker



Julia Sellmann is a photographer with a special focus on portraits, based in Cologne, Germany.

She holds a BA in photography from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund, where she is currently studying for
a Master‘s degree.


Contact:
info@juliasellmann.com
+49 1575 9610710

Representation:
ACN, Amie Norris
acn@acnstudio.com
+1 917-376-6374

Travels:


Selected Clients
Die Zeit
Zeit Magazin
Süddeutsche Zeitung
SZ Magazin
The Guardian
Das Magazin
Greenpeace Magazin
Brand Eins
Capital
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Stern
Spiegel
Zeit Verbrechen
Focus
11 Freunde
Vice
Aktion Mensch
Airbnb
Lufthansa
Mercedes
VW
Postbank
Ergo
Malteser
muehlhausmoers
C3
Strichpunkt Design


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Unterer Herbstweg 22
50769 Köln

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