Taiz, a city located in the south of Yemen, has been described as the cultural capital, with a population of more than 2.5 million. This Al Jisr photo essay chronicles a three-day journey around the city of Taiz.
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Here we take you through the streets of Aden, Yemen. During Ramadan, or Eid al-fitr, the streets come alive. We went out to the local market, spent a few hours filming the people there, buying street food and trying to celebrate together. Watch this video on the last day of Eid holidays in Aden, Yemen.
Al Shanini market is considered to be the oldest and most popular historical market in Taiz, Yemen. It is a destination for Taiz residents to shop for spices, fish, sweets, vegetables and many other commodities needed for daily living.
Folk fashion is important in societies across the Middle East.
The Al Jisr Podcast is one part of a nine-month cultural exchange program between the University of Arizona School of Journalism, University of Aden, Hadramout University, Taiz University and University of Saba Region. Podcasts are produced through the efforts of students who attend these universities, focusing on audio production education, journalistic practices, and global media. The first episode, titled "Passions," focuses on the passions and joys students have.
This is one of more than a dozen projects being produced by members of the Al Jisr Collective. The following piece focuses on longtime residents of the city of Taiz in Yemen.