The Unforgettable Naka ~ Walking Along History

By Anne Paq

Peschadoires, France

The Unforgettable Nakba

ABOUT THIS PIECE: Boy from Aida refugee camp walks next to a painting remembering the villages of origins. The painting was produced by the children and volunteers of Lajee Center. Many features in camps relate to the memory and the Nakba. The next generations of refugees do not forget where they come from. Aida refugee camp, August 2008.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: I am a French photographer who has lived in Palestine for the last four years. I have concentrated my work on daily life of Palestinians, refugees, the impact of the Wall on the communities and documenting human rights violations in the OPTs. In 2006, I developed a programme in Aida refugee camp called Images for Life whose aim is to empower refugees through photography and film-making. My work has been exhibited in different countries and published in various publications. Since 2006; I am a member of the collective Activestills who gathered documentary photographers who believe in photography as a tool for social change.

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