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For twenty-three years in Tunisia people haven’t been able to freely express their opinions. Today, after a revolution that has not yet fully com… Read More
For twenty-three years in Tunisia people haven’t been able to freely express their opinions. Today, after a revolution that has not yet fully completed, a real change has already happened: the freedom to speak in the streets and with acquaintances. With this in mind the photographer Aldo Soligno, during September 2011 – (one month before the elections) met with some of the protagonists of this change. During the meetings, the photographer asked them to “confess” themselves to the camera recounting the moments they experienced during the revolution; in order to allow them to be spontaneous and feel free to say anything, he asked everyone to express themselves in Arabic, without using a translator. This request, as well as give them the certainty that he could not denounce what they said, has also allowed the photographer to estrange himself from the content of their story and to focus completely on the expressiveness of their faces so that the camera could “turn” their words from sounds to images. A stream of consciousness which we can touch in these portraits, where a strong bond has been created and found. Read Less
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