The exhibition is a collection of photos taken by Israeli and Palestinian youth as part of a joint project, where they learned to use the camera to portray daily life in their respective communities.
The opening of the exhibition will take place on the 03.12.07 at 18.30
Mishkenot Ruth Daniel Guesthouse
47 Jerusalem Blvd. Cnr. Ben Zvi Rd. Jaffa
The exhibition will be open from the 04.12.07 – 04.01.08
Visiting hours: 07:00-23:00
Side by Side is a photography project by Palestinian and Israeli youth of "The Bereaved Families Forum" whose aims are to raise awareness of the painful situation in the area, along with the desire to come to know the other and the life of the other, and to bring hearts and souls together through cooperative learning and work.
12 youngsters, half Israeli and half Palestinian, have spent six months working together, conducting joint workshops where they acquired knowledge in photography, and received cameras to photograph their lives. They performed a variety of tasks and learned to put the ideas behind their pictures in writing.
The participants were accompanied by the education team of the Forum and an Israeli and Palestinian photographer were responsible for the professional side of the project.
"PhotoVoice's" mission is to bring about a positive social change in the community by providing them with photographic training through which they can express themselves and generate a potential source of income.