Fri 17 November 2017 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jaffa Salon of Art - Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv,
The exhibition “Fifty Years” is the result of a project in which B’Tselem brought Palestinian and Israeli photographers together with fifty Palestinians who were born in 1967 – the year the occupation began.
“Fifty Years”: Fifty portraits of Palestinians born in 1967
in B’Tselem photography exhibition
Opening: Friday, November 17, 12:00 noon
Gallery talk: Friday, November 24, 12:00 noon
Curator: Maayan Sheleff
Raida Adon, David Adika, Galit Aloni, Ron Amir, Tomer Appelbaum, Jamal Aruri, Emad Awad, Haim Yafim Barbalat, Yael Bartana, Noa Ben Shalom, Yael Brandt, Mohammed Dahman, Miri Davidovitz, Natan Dvir, Dan Haimovich, Nitzan Hafner, Sarwat Ibrahim, Yaakov Israel, Muhammad Jabali, Vardi Kahana, Haytham Khatib, Abed Khatib, Safaa Khatib, Miki Kratsman, Elad Malka, Tali Mayer, Abbas Momani, Nadine Nashef, Wissam Nassar, Ronit Porat and Khaled al-‘Azayzeh, Eldad Rafaeli, Issam Rimawi, Goni Riskin, Yael Shachar, Tamir Sher, Abd a-Rahman Siyameh, Orit Siman- Tov, Kobi Wolf, Anna Yam, Yanai Yechiel, Ilia Yefimovich, Bassem Zalloum (with the guidance of Atta Awisat, Al-Quds School for Photography and Visual Arts), Oren Ziv
The encounter between photographer and subject is a point of friction that attempts to draw attention to the very real and far more violent friction of inequality and power imbalance the Palestinians endure in their daily lives. The exhibition raises questions about the meaning of “freedom” or “liberty” after a lifetime – half a century – spent living under oppression.
What role do we, the spectators looking at the faces that gaze out at us from the portraits, play in these power relations?