The 14th of January marks the first year since the Tunisian people pushed the country’s despot Ben Ali out of his palace and witnessed him flee the country into exile in Saudi Arabia. Today sees thousands of Tunisians come out to the street again, demanding jobs, dignity and recognition of the martyrs slain during the weeks of unrest before Ben Ali’s escape. One of the many moving works remembering those Tunisian citizens that were killed, are the portraits by the young French-Algerian artist Bilel Kaltoun. Three months after the January revolution, he drew some 40 life-sized figures from the victims’ photographs and placed them in and around the streets of Tunis. More pictures of his ‘Zoo Project’ below and on his website (click on the arrows in the right side of the screen to browse).

Further Reading

A ditch to climb

In South Africa, the political class uses foreign nationals as scapegoats to obfuscate their role in reproducing inequality. However, immigrants are and always have been part of the excluded.