TOKYO-2019 Editorial / Photo Essay

Scarfès - Self Injury Moroccan Tcharmil Subculture

  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial/Photo Essay
  • Photographer
    Giuseppe Andretta
  • Photo Date

Tcharmil means, in the Moroccan dialect, a spicy meat stew marinated with different spices. Recently, however, it is used to indicate the teenagers subculture that has become particularly widespread in large cities such as Casablanca and Fes. The outward appearance of this fashion is manifested by weird haircuts, crests or tribal designs; sportswear either signed by European brands and huge watches, often gilded, or long chains around the neck and bracelets to imitate American or Hispanic gangs. Their weapons are machetes and they all show large scars on the arms, chest and necks.