From souks around Oman, Mark Abouzeid explores a core feature of Arabic culture and daily life.
Like the bar in every central piazza throughout Italy, the Souk or market is the heart and soul of any Arabic City and Town. Men gather every morning to talk, gossip and debate under the auspices of daily shopping.
“Every middle eastern city or town has a souk and to the untrained eye, they look all the same. Open a guidebook page on souks and it is often impossible to tell the difference between those in Oman and those of Morocco, Jordan and other countries. Each souk is unique and, yet, they have a strong common connection between cultures.” Mark Abouzeid, shot in Oman 2013.