The Delegation of the European Union to Tunisia is organizing ‘The SFAX Project’, the First Euro-Maghreb Residence of Photographers, which aims at enhancing the cultural and architectural heritage of the city of Sfax, and more particularly its Medina which dates back to the 9th century, Bab Bhar neighbourhood, the port and other sites of the city. This event is taking place from 20 to 23 May. The EU Ambassador and the Governor of Sfax are organising a closing ceremony on 23 May at the Kasbah of Sfax, with anyone who would like to meet the participating photographers kindly invited.
The Residence is an original initiative of the Delegation of the European Union to Tunisia which funds the visit of 32 professional photographers, who take up the challenge of undertaking an artistic work in only 4 days. It is the first time European and Maghreb photographers meet to work together on such a project.
It is also a means to give more visibility to the rich heritage of Sfax, especially its Medina which is listed among the sites that could be classified in UNESCO’s World Heritage List in the future.
The photographers were chosen for their different artistic visions, which will guarantee an intense exchange of experiences and creations. Fifteen come from Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Libya and Mauritania, and 16 from EU countries.
The photos will be exhibited at the end of the year in Sfax and Tunis, and next year in Paris and Brussels.