Yassine Gaidi (Tunisia, 1982) has followed in his uncle’s footsteps as a photographer. After several years of being an enthusiastic member of a photo club in his hometown of Le Bardo near Tunis, he chose to concentrate on his English studies. When he returned to photography, he specialized in landscapes, portraits, and ancient ruins until the coverage of the Arab Spring prompted him to become a professional news photographer with a preference for photo stories. Gaidi went on to cover the constitutional assembly elections in Libya, post-revolution Egypt, and the Gaza Strip. He worked for a number of photo agencies including Corbis before being hired as a freelance photo reporter by Ain, a Tunisian newspaper, in 2010.