The Memory of Nabka ~ How Long Will We Have to Wait?

By Anne Paq

Peschadoires, France

The Memory of Nabka

ABOUT THIS PIECE: The memory of Nakba. Refugees today. Old Palestinian sitting in front of a painting depicting the Nakba, Aida refugee camp, 27 November 2006. The painting, produced by the children and volunteers of Lajee Center, is a reproduction of a photo taken in 1948. As the woman in the painting, the Palestinian refugees are still waiting to go back to their houses and lands located on the other side of the Wall. 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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