Women Harvesting Grain In Fields Near Tiznit, French Morocco, North Africa, 1954. In 1953, Philip and Ardis Hyde bought property in Carmel, California but could not qualify for a loan to build a house. After this and other financial setbacks, the Hydes were desperate for a change. Ardis' parents, Clinton and Elsie King, were living in Morocco where Clint worked as an Engineer helping to design American Air Bases. Clint recommended Philip for a drafting job that paid more than comparable jobs in the US. When the young Hydes arrived in Morocco, Ardis easily found an office position with an engineering firm. Dad’s job lasted six months until the end of the design phase of one particular base. On another recommendation, this time by Philip's superior, he landed a job supervising the photographic documentation of the construction of several air bases. This gave him an opportunity to photograph and see the country. Moroccans were very friendly to Americans, who helped liberate them from Hitler during World War II. The warm welcome and hospitality of local people all over the country made it easy for Philip Hyde to photograph many cultural events, customs and open air markets as well as the landscape.