Inspiration through Travel

The experience of travel can bring all types of rewards. Perhaps one of the most beneficial rewards is that of being inspired to do something good!

On a post-Revolution study tour to Tunisia in the spring of 2011, Mary Tiryak of the Philadelphia area was impressed by many things and many people during this first trip of hers to Tunisia. The growth of civil society in Tunisia has been explosive since the January 2011 Revolution and ouster of former president Ben Ali.

A former professor of English at Temple University in Philadelphia, Mary was photographing throughout the country. One element of her photographs that came through over and over again were the smiles and the warmth of the people of Tunisia. These many faces are captured in what will now become a month long photo exhibit in the Philadelphia area throughout the month of June…”The Face of Tunisia”

Mary is presently back in Tunisia, having been so taken by her experience in 2011, preparing additional photos for the exhibition. An announcement of the exhibit is attached. Mary will be donating the proceeds from the exhibit to a Tunisian NGO (non-governmental organization) whose on-the-ground work was also inspiring to her. Proceeds of all photos sold will be donated to the Tunisian Association for Management and Sociabilitywww.taamstn.org

Thank you Mary, for sharing your inspiring visit to Tunisia with so many people!