Exhibition at U.S. Consulate features 8 Palestinian photojournalists
Mahmoud Illean is just one of eight photojournalists being featured the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem. The images on display show the various outlooks throughout Israel and Palestinian Territory.
Opened the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem, photography exhibition 'This is my city and this is my story' with the participation of professional and amateur photographers, and in the U.S. House - the cultural center of the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem.
The exhibition presents Acts 8 photographers from the West Bank and Jerusalem, and they are: Ala Ghosheh, and Mahmoud illean, and aren renawi, from Jerusalem, and Ahmad Douglas, and Fadi Aruri, from Ramallah, Ahmed Mazhar of Bethlehem, and Alaa Badarneh of Nablus, and Manal Abdullah of Jenin.
The Consul Media and Cultural Consulate Michael Richards, said the exhibition came first to the importance of seeing stories of Palestinian towns and her story through photographers creators of most Palestinian areas, pointing to the opening of the exhibition in the House and American Cultural Center of the Consulate nascent, and the need to visit the public Conclave of events in it.
He added: 'The Art of Photography plays a major role in the Palestinian and American cultures, and our booth helps to identify the Palestinian and cultures of America by building cultural bridges between us.'
The between photographer Conclave Mahmoud illean that in the picture focused on delivering the message that states that the Palestinian unified fabric through the Islamic and Christian sanctities fraternal interdependence among themselves, and contiguity of the Dome of the Rock and the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem good example of this.
For his part, said the photographer next Ramallah Fadi Aruri, he accepted an invitation to participate in the exhibition by the U.S. Consulate being in Jerusalem, and Insert a 'important to me as a photographer exhibition carries practical and artistic and can see public-Maqdisi, especially due to the siege of Jerusalem and to stop us from accessible, this participation is a bridge between me and the capital Jerusalem. '
According to photographer Manal Abdullah of Jenin, that photography is an enjoyable hobby, explaining 'When I started to touch impressive people in my photos worked on the development of myself and I'm working on professionalism, and participate today images appear in Jenin and rural nature and heritage.'
For his part, said cameraman Alaa Badarneh next Nablus he did not enter Jerusalem for 27 years, and that the establishment of the first exhibition to him in Jerusalem constitutes a milestone in his career and impact in itself, pointing to letters that tries photographer delivery through image that transmits happened and the news or tell a story a figment of the eye of the photographer.
The comic Jerusalem den ريناوي said she tried to focus on creating the faces in the pictures: 'deliberately portray the faces of the people away from the buildings and stone, every picture tells the story of a Palestinian and children, women and old.'
As well as the photographer said agency 'WAFA' Ahmed Mazhar in Bethlehem, that his participation in an exhibition in Jerusalem, is of great importance, especially as it work filming in several Palestinian areas, and offer a number of pictures in the gallery Jerusalem means a lot, stressing the message carried by to transfer images of civilization, culture and heritage Palestinian from Jerusalem to the world.
The exhibition will continue until the tenth of October in the courtyard of the U.S. House amid East Jerusalem.