The orange of Kerkennah, Tunisia
Life is slow, and that’s perfectly normal
Arous is Tunisian and takes us on a photo journey around the Tunisian islands of Kerkennah. She shows us that fishing is the main endeavor in Kerkennah, as boats and fisherman dot the island’s coast.
The sites depict a sparsely populated island, a slower paced lifestyle, and a calm atmosphere. For Arous, it is the perfect place for relaxation. The low-lying island gives off a sense of intimacy, whether she is by the port of Alataya or port of Kraten. A walk down the street might lead you to the doorsteps of Arous’ grandmother, sitting on the ground preparing couscous for the winter, or crossing paths with a local fisherman on his way out to the port in the early morning.
The ports, or anywhere along the coast, are perfect when the sun goes down. In typical North African fashion, the entire sky turns orange along with the seas below. The horizon has disappeared, and the sky and ocean have become indistinguishable. What lies in front of Arous is one big, still, orange frame, occasionally interrupted ever so slightly by the ripple from a docked sailboat.