The Memory of Nakba ~ Refugees Today

By Anne Paq

Peschadoires, France

Memories of Nakba

ABOUT THIS PIECE: The memory of Nakba. Refugees today. Young Palestinian sitting in front of a painting depicting the cities of origin (produced by the children and volunteers of Lajee Center), Aida refugee camp, 27 November 2006. 60 years after the Nakba, many symbols in camps make reference to the Nakba and the identity of refugees.

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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