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Tunisian Seller

By sherlob  
Thanks for the votes and kind comments on my last upload.

Whilst I'm on a people theme...

This is a chap runs a small tourist shop on the outskirts of Hammamet. The impression I got was that life was a constant struggle, he was excessively thin and seemed to wear the same clothing for our entire stay. The shop was on a busy highway route and the stock was always dusty - I didn't envy him his job.

In buying something from him he was keen to give me my change in UK currency - a consequence of Tunisia's closed economy. This was relatively common - several time we were stopped and asked if we could change UK currency for Tunisian Dena (apologies if this isn't the correct spelling).

Right - I better get back to work!

Adam

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Tunisia Portraits and people

Voters: graceland, BURNBLUE, woolybill1 and 11 more


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BURNBLUE Plus
10 12 1 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2012 3:08PM
Like the clarity and mood here only niggle is the leather hanging down above his head is slightly off putting.

Simon.

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sherlob Plus
10 2.8k 126 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2012 3:49PM
Agreed!
SlowSong Plus
8 6.5k 29 England
29 Feb 2012 4:44PM
An excellent in situ portrait. Despite his hardship he looks like an amenable sort of chap. Good story.
Chris
luceombra 5 27 5 Italy
1 Mar 2012 9:46AM

Quote:Like the clarity and mood here only niggle is the leather hanging down above his head is slightly off putting.

Simon.



I agree with Simon
Al

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