False is a series of five photographs taken in 2012 and acquired by the CNAP the following year. In False 1 and False 2, Simohammed Fettaka asked a homeless man from the Tangier Casbah to pose, attired like a Moroccan king, in an ancient royal palace. The artist's approach subverts the official image, thereby giving a place to people banished from society as heroin addicts and restoring a rightful place to the invisible and the under-represented.
This article is reserved for subscribed members only. If you are already a member, you can log in here below.
Subscribe for full access to The Eye of Photography archives!
That’s thousands of images and articles, documenting the history of the medium of photography and its evolution during the last decade, through a unique daily journal. Explore how photography, as an art and as a social phenomenon, continue to define our experience of the world. Two offers are available.
Subscribe either monthly for $5 or annually for $50 (2 months offered).