Description Walking towards the ancient Kasbah of At Benhaddou in southern Morocco, I spotted this door in the glowing golden hour before sunset. I loved how the colors blended seamlessly with the rust-colored wall. The image was both stark and welcoming.
Allison Shapira, Boston Member Since January 2011 Artist Statement I am inspired by the beauty that exists all around us. From the way the sun shines on a line of laundry in a Berber village in Morocco to a vivid reflection caught in a small puddle of water on a Cambridge side street, life presents ironic, wistful, and breathlessly beautiful moments. My goal is to capture those moments on camera.
Originally from Connecticut, I grew up in Sarasota, Florida and later moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where I have lived and worked for the past 10 years.
In addition to taking pictures, I sing opera and folk music, dance as often as I can, teach public speaking, snowboard, play ultimate Frisbee and climb rocks.