Tabarka, with its jagged coastal rocks and Genoese castle jutting out into the blue Mediterranean is a coastal city that conjures with the imagination.
It was the location of Habib Bourguiba’s exile toward the end of French colonial rule, and for centuries before that, home to the rich and varied cultures that inhabited Tunisia.
Today, it’s the regular haunt of coral fishing enthusiasts and jazz fans, with the Tabarka Jazz Festival attracting global artists like Miriam Makeba, Dizzie Gillespie and Miles Davis.
Vanessa Oueslati is a Jendouba-based photographer, originally from the California Bay Area. She trained at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. You can see more of her work here.