Saturday, January 16, 2010

Media Release: "Occupation & Resistance - Photos from Palestine"


MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Date: 17/1/2010
Occupation and Resistance: from Palestine to Wellington

“Occupation and Resistance- Photos from Palestine”
2-7 February 2010
Thistle Hall, Wellington

A devastatingly courageous photo exhibition is opening at Thistle Hall in Wellington on February 2nd. Showcasing the daily experience of Palestinians living under occupation, the exhibition features bold images from the front line of the struggle for justice in Palestine.

This exhibition is a rare opportunity for New Zealanders to see a different side of the conflict. “We want to show the different ways in which Israel destroys people’s livelihoods, homes, land and hope” says Israeli peace activist and exhibition organiser Kerem Blumberg. “But we also want to emphasise that Palestinians and Israelis continue to work together towards real peace and justice, through non-violent resistance to the Israeli state and military. Now that I am living in New Zealand, it feels like something that I can share.” continues Kerem “I have found other people here who have been witness to the occupation who wanted to make the exhibition happen”.

These moving images are the work of the widely published group ‘ActiveStills’ a collective of photographers, based in Israel, who believe in the power of photography as a tool for social justice. Formed in 2005, they have since held and participated in exhibitions in Munich, Olympia, Bil’in (West Bank), Tel Aviv, Toronto, Montreal, Malmo, Lund and Amsterdam.

Events will be held during the week of the exhibition to raise awareness and mobilise solidarity with Palestinians.

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For more details about the exhibition or comment (also for high resolution photos), please contact Kerem Blumberg on: pal.exhibition@gmail.com

For more information about ‘ActiveStills’:
ActiveStills website: www.activestills.org

Regular photo updates of events in Israel/Palestine: www.flickr.com/photos/activestills

An article about ActiveStills in the Jerusalem Post: http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1251804557937&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FPrinter

1 comment:

Laura said...

You can catch an interview with one of the organisers of Occupation and Resistance via this link. It's 4 min into the podcast, enjoy! http://www.accessradio.org/media/download/2010012710291264541340-CZONE26JAN.mp3?_uid=1264541208-637-3