The Network of Photographers for Palestineaims to provide a showcase for outstanding contemporary Palestinian photographers depicting the lives of refugees in Gaza, the West Bank and the Palestinian diaspora.
Nearly one-third of registered Palestinian refugees, more than 1.5 million individuals, live in 58 recognized Palestine refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Socioeconomic conditions in the camps are generally poor, with high population density, cramped living conditions and inadequate basic infrastructure such as roads and sewers. Other exiles are displaced throughout the world, a 'hidden' multitude, who continue to fight for their right to return to their homeland.
Despite all this, Palestinian photographers continue to produce extraordinary images of their everyday lives. In the face of adversity their humanity, courage and sheer determination to survive shines through.
All proceeds of this exhibition will be shared amongst the exhibitors to enable them to continue their work.