This is Khalifa and Mabrouk, two brothers I met yesterday wandering around Hara Kebira, the Jewish neighborhood that remains in Djerba (which has a sad and fascinating history). Read more
This is the artist, Abbes Boukobza. He is a painter, married for 36 years, with three sons (one living in Paris) and a daughter, all painters. He said his wife is in charge and joked that she looks like she’s from Peru. When we drove up to his house in the countryside here in Djerba yesterday afternoon, and she came walking from across the field with a sheep and a few goats, I kind of agreed. Read more
Yesterday driving from Ksar Ghilane to the island of Djerba (Tunisia), we pulled off the road in an area called Medhar, because a group of women digging a ditch caught our eyes (women doing such work is very unusual here).
There was an old man sitting nearby, presumably of some stature, so we went to speak with him about allowing me to photograph the women. Turns out, I’d be welling up in his arms soon after. Read more