Zied Ben Romdhane

b. 1981, Tunis, Tunisia; lives between Tunis and Montreal, Canada 


Zied Ben Romdhane is a Tunisian commercial and documentary photographer and photojournalist. Romdhane’s work is a vivid portrayal of life, illustrating pain, laughter, and hardship. He mixes multiple genres of photography to tell a more complete story; one where the subjects are not victims, but people who are seeking agency in their lives. 


Romdhane published his first book West of Life in 2018 with Red Hook Editions.He has been awarded the Prize 6X6 Global Talent Program 2018 with World Press Photo Foundation, participated in the Joop Swart Masterclass, and won the POPCAP award (Africa Image, Basel, 2015). Zied Ben Romdhane joined Magnum as a nominee in 2019. His recent exhibitions include the Biennale of the photographs of the contemporary Arab world (France , Paris 2017), Afrotopia African biennale of photography (Bamako , Mali 2017), Trace (MUCEM, Marseille 2015), and Fotofest Biennial in Houston Center for Photography (Houston , USA 2014), among others. His work has been featured in The New York Times and The Washington Post.