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Algeria

Behind Algeria's Tattoos: A Portrait Series

The tattoos of women in the Aurés Mountains of Algeria recall a bygone era rich in history and tradition. Today each woman bears a unique cultural marker -- and the individual story it tells.

Loss of Traditional Tattoos Tied to Islam

In the Aures Mountains of Algeria, the practice of tattooing has stopped due to Islamic influence. Some elderly tattooed women seek forgiveness while others remain content.

October 12, 2017

Climate Change and Sheepherding in Algeria

Yasmin Bendaas

Although Algeria is a low emitter of greenhouse gasses, environmental changes like lower rainfall, higher temperatures, and longer cycles of drought have slashed profits for Algerian sheepherders.

June 26, 2012

Between the Lines: Facial Tattoos and the Chaouia

Yasmin Bendaas

Facial tattoos, once popular among Chaouia women in Algeria, are now less prevalent. This project examines their contribution to identity, their symbolic meaning, and reasons for their disappearance.

Meet Student Fellow Yasmin Bendaas

Wake Forest University student reporting fellow Yasmin Bendaas examines the tradition of facial tattooing in Algeria.

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.