Category Archives: The Question Of Palestine

A Man In The Sun

This is an essay without reason. It emerges as a result of recent discussions with a friend and colleague about decolonialisation–what it means, how does it apply to various areas of human knowledge, and what can it mean for photography. Actually, this essay without reason emerges as a result of discussions at The Polis Project […]

Still Speaking For The Others, But At Least Doing It Honestly

Ben Ehrenreich wrote perhaps one of the best pieces about the Palestinian resistance struggle in the town of Bilin in the West Bank against Israel’s hideous and inhumane apartheid wall. He was also the guy I quoted in a piece I wrote on Western photojournalism’s obsessive Eurocentrism when it comes to reporting on Brown and […]

The Easy Beauty Of The Unpolitical, The Effective Seduction Of The Obfuscatory

There are a number of ways in which the Israelis, desperate to speak dishonestly and evasive, about their immoral, inhumane, anachronistic and hilariously anti-Enlightenment (the Enlightenment whose false claims to universalism the Israelis love to grab hold of when it suits them), speak and represent their country and its military and illegal occupation of the […]

Till Palestine

The Palestinian Mohammad Assaf wins the Arab Idol content.

Diaspora

On the Side of the Road – OFFICIAL TRAILER from Naretiv Productions on Vimeo. True that the people were forcibly evicted, and it is true that official histories have been re-written to write them out of memory and documentation. But where did they go? And why have we ‘disappeared’ their histories, voices and experiences? The […]

The Greatest Denial – Israel And The Erasure Of The Past, The Present And Any Future

On the Side of the Road – OFFICIAL TRAILER from Naretiv Productions on Vimeo.

The Moral And Intellectual Cowardice Of Josef Koudelka

I wanted to give this post a gentler title. I wanted to do that because I have been an admirer of Koudelka’s work for years, considering his book Gypsies to be one of the most important influences in pushing me to become a photographer. For me he has always been the photographer famous for his […]

Visualizing Palestine Needs Your Support

Please give your support to this amazing group of designers on the Visualizing Palestine project. They are only half way to their fund-raising campaign and every dollar makes a difference. It is an intelligent and informed analysos of the Israeli military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, and of Israeli’s continued racist policies both […]

This Land Called Gaza – A Love and A Curse

“And what projects are you working on at the moment?” “An exhibition…and…I’m working on the completion of a new book, something very close to my heart.” “What’s it about?” “The Palestinians.” There was a rather long silence…my friend looked at me with a slightly sad smile, and said “Sure, why not! But don’t you think […]

Who Was That Strange Man I Met In Gaza And Why Was He Drawing Cartoons As People Died?

It is a world that I have lost touch with, but while I was in it, however marginally, it was filled with an incredible array of intelligent, passionate, engaged and generous people. Post-war Sarajevo bought me in touch with writer Stacy Sullivan, photographer Paul Lowe, photographer and editor Leslie Fratkin and last and definitely not […]