The Ongoing Nakba ~ Standing on His Destroyed House

By Anne Paq

Peschadoires, France

Standing on His Destroyed House


ABOUT THIS PIECE: The ongoing Nakba (house demolition). Man standing on his destroyed house, Old City of Jerusalem, 6 Feruary 2008. The Nakba continues for Palestinians in different forms including house demolitions. Since 1967 around 18,000 Palestinian homes have been demolished. It is still continuing.

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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