Douraïd Souissi, 'Hsouna', 2016, Hahnemühle Sugar Cane fine art print, edition of 3 + 2 A. P, 160 x 110 cm, Courtesy of AGorgi Gallery
Douraïd Souissi, 'Hsouna', 2016, Hahnemühle Sugar Cane fine art print, edition of 3 + 2 A. P, 160 x 110 cm, Courtesy of AGorgi Gallery 

Douraïd Souissi discovered photography as an art form in the United States, where he graduated with a bachelor’s in international finance and a master’s in philosophy. While honing his compositional and technical skills, using mostly black and white film, Souissi developed an interest in the work of Harry Callahan, Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, which he admired not only for their rigor and simplicity but also for their effective use of the medium’s ability to observe the world more closely and offer radical modes of reinterpretation.

Souissi’s work has been featured in numerous publications and exhibitions across Tunisia as well as other countries in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Qr’n, produced in 2015 and exhibited at the Tunis-based Galerie AGorgi and subsequently Talan, attests to his increasing openness and desire to explore and experiment with photography’s infinite possibilities, which extend far beyond its craft.