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rencontres encounters ‫لقـــــاءات‬ portfolio I portfolio I ‫برتفوليــو‬ views of tunisia Nicholas Linn Nicholas is a photographer originally from the US state of Arkansas. He first started taking pictures professionally while interning for a small newspaper in Sana’a, Yemen. After graduating from the University of Arkansas with a double major in International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies, he moved to Tunis, Tunisia. Nicholas’ passion is telling peoples’ stories, seeking to frame important stories or bring larger issues to light through his camera lens. He is currently working as a photojournalist for news organizations such as VICE, Al Jazeera English, Quartz, and Middle East Eye. He’s also recently worked with several non-profit organizations and tourist agencies, helping them spread their stories and messages. When he’s not taking pictures, Nicholas is often found near his home in Sidi Bou Said, reading or enjoying a glass of Tunisian wine with friends. These photographs are part of a collection about the rich cultural history of the Ottoman Empire left behind in Tunisia. The country was an important part of the empire during its heyday, and its rulers (beys) built lavish palaces for themselves in and around Tunis. I La Gazelle 59 I 96