Memories from Tunisia – a photo essay

Memories from Tunisia – a photo essay

As a lover of travel I can spend hours trawling through Pinterest and Instagram checking out photos from people’s adventures. Several of my friends are photographers by trade and I can never get enough of their images, as they seem to capture moments in time so wonderfully.

With this in mind I decided to launch this new ‘Memories from…’ series to showcase not only mine and Emma’s photos, but also those of some of our talented friends.

And so, for the inaugural post, let me pass you over to Mei Catherall to introduce his photo essay of Tunisia…

Memories from Tunisia

“On 4 August 2015, Tunisia was given the unenviable title of ‘the most dangerous country in the world’ in a YouGov poll of over 7,000 people. Yet during my visit to Sousse and Monastir in the autumn of 2012, the Arab Spring having taken effect, the feeling was one of hope and renewal. These pics aimed to capture the Zeitgeist. Unfortunately they were just an island of calm.”

Mei Catherall, iSourceArts

fez tunisia

Sometimes one needs to read between the lines. The world moves too fast.

fish market monastir tunisia

The fish market in Monastir. After a little persuasion and many smiles, the barriers were dropped and humour shrank the world further.

monastir market tunisia

Monastir market.

A moment of tension tunisia

A moment of tension.

tunisia barber shop

Nothing to get in a lather about!

tunisia fishing boat sousse

Rich pickings off shore.

tunisia monastir kids playing

Run and hide.

tunisia monastir

On patrol in Sousse.

tunisia quay

Sticks and stones.

tunisia hijab

Side glance.

children playing tunisia

Hope down the drain?

woman and son tunisia.

Holding tight.


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By day Co-Editor Keri is a freelance journalist and copywriter, but spends most of her free time either travelling or planning her next trip!  A complete travel fanatic, she has a love of tropical climates, wildlife and afternoon tea (hence the creation of her Global Afternoon Tea Challenge!)

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  1. August 30, 2015 / 9:47 pm

    Love the idea of this series ladies! It seems the Tunisia back then had so much more a sense of hope than it sadly seems like it does now but it would be nice to think that it can put the recent traumas behind it and go back to that one day soon.

    • September 2, 2015 / 2:27 pm

      Thanks so much Shikha! Lets hope so, feels like the world’s going crazy at the moment! 🙁

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