Douraïd Soussi was born and raised in Tunis. His father is from the Kerkennah Islands, off the Tunisian coast. Souissi first became interested in photography in the United States, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in international finance and a master’s in philosophy. After briefly working in IT, he decided to pursue photography professionally in 2007. He is now based in Tunis and works in different parts of the world, particularly in Africa and the Middle East. His work has been featured in many exhibitions including in the Voies Off in Arles. He is currently preparing his second solo exhibition.