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From the Arab Spring to Tunisia’s Neglected Mining Towns

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Zied Ben Romdhane A cloud on the top of a hill near the phosphate field. Al-Mitlawi. Gafsa. Tunisia. 2015. © Zied Ben Romdhane | Magnum Photos
Zied Ben Romdhane Tap in the building of the local government. Umm-Al-Arais. Tunisia. 2016. © Zied Ben Romdhane | Magnum Photos
Zied Ben Romdhane A grandmother trying to join her grandchildren’s hands. Gafsa. Tabeddit. Tunisia. 2015. © Zied Ben Romdhane | Magnum Photos
Zied Ben Romdhane TUNISIA. Gafsa. 2015. Mdhilla. A grandmother watches her grandson trick ride. © Zied Ben Romdhane | Magnum Photos
Zied Ben Romdhane Tunisia. Al-Mitlawi. 2015. Men playing ‘kharbega,’ a traditional game in the street. © Zied Ben Romdhane | Magnum Photos
Zied Ben Romdhane TUNISIA. Gafsa. 2015. Al-Mitlawi. Amara, a freedom ghter who fought against the French occupation. © Zied Ben Romdhane | Magnum Photos
Zied Ben Romdhane Tunisia. Chott-Essalam. 2014. A boy playing with a fridge behind the chemical plant. © Zied Ben Romdhane | Magnum Photos
Zied Ben Romdhane Rocks from phosphate mine used for building houses. Al-Mitlawi. Tunisia. 2015. © Zied Ben Romdhane | Magnum Photos
Zied Ben Romdhane Tunisia. Al-Mitlawi. 2015. Amara, a freedom fighter against the French occupation. © Zied Ben Romdhane | Magnum Photos
Zied Ben Romdhane TUNISIA. 2013. Xeroderma Pigmentosum, or XP, genetic disorder. Dhikra (26) stands in the hallway of the house where she lives in Ariana, northern Tunisia. All the windows and doors are closed again (...)
Zied Ben Romdhane Xeroderma Pigmentosum, or XP, genetic disorder. Farah (26) chooses what to wear before going out for a coffee at the end of the day. Tunisia. 2013. © Zied Ben Romdhane | Magnum Photos
Zied Ben Romdhane Xeroderma Pigmentosum, or XP, genetic disorder. Gloves and a mask worn by people affected by XP, for protection against UV rays. Tunisia. 2013. © Zied Ben Romdhane | Magnum Photos
Zied Ben Romdhane Xeroderma Pigmentosum, or XP, genetic disorder. Yacin wears a mask over the lower part of his face, while waiting for his father in the car. Yacin no longer goes to school because of his condition. (...)
Zied Ben Romdhane TUNISIA. 2013. Xeroderma Pigmentosum, or XP, genetic disorder. Manel goes out wearing her protective mask. Manel makes scarves, but she stopped going to the support center for the disabled because (...)
Zied Ben Romdhane TUNISIA. 2013. Xeroderma Pigmentosum, or XP, genetic disorder. Farah (26) and her father in the sitting-room. © Zied Ben Romdhane | Magnum Photos
Zied Ben Romdhane TUNISIA. 2013. Xeroderma Pigmentosum, or XP, genetic disorder. Ilyes returning from the coffee-shop. © Zied Ben Romdhane | Magnum Photos
Zied Ben Romdhane TUNISIA. 2013. Xeroderma Pigmentosum, or XP, genetic disorder. Farah (26). © Zied Ben Romdhane | Magnum Photos
Zied Ben Romdhane Xeroderma Pigmentosum, or XP, genetic disorder. Midou wearing his protective mask before going to school. 2013. Tunisia. © Zied Ben Romdhane | Magnum Photos
Zied Ben Romdhane TUNISIA. 2013. Xeroderma Pigmentosum, or XP, genetic disorder. Hammadi playing with his sister in his room. © Zied Ben Romdhane | Magnum Photos
Zied Ben Romdhane Improvised tent for protesters demanding a job. Gafsa. Al-Mitlawi. Tunisia. 2015. © Zied Ben Romdhane | Magnum Photos