On the Margin of Jerusalem

  • I live in Jerusalem, I work in Jerusalem, I use transportation of Ramallah / Jerusalem. I have been in Jerusalem only once over the last fourteen years. Sure this is strange! The reason behind this is the Israeli separation wall that divides Jerusalem from its Arab neighborhoods. 
    These photographs are a personal expression responding to the Israeli separation wall.

  • من مجموعة
    "على هامش القدس"
     
    بالرغم من حقيقة كون مكان سكني وعملي في إحدى ضواحي القدس، إلا أنني لم يتسن لي دخول قلب المدينة سوى مرة واحدة خلال الأعوام الأربعة عشر الأخيرة. هذا أمر غريب بالتأكيد، يرجع سببه إلى وجود جدار الفصل العنصري، الذي جزأ المدينة وفصلها عن ضواحيها العربية. إن هذه الصور تعبير شخصي ردا على وجود جدار الفصل الإسرائيلي 
     
    This collection was a part of the exhibition NEXT TO HERE. 
    NEXT TO HERE presents 18 photographic works by young documentary photographers from North Africa and the Middle East. The works originated in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq and in the United Arab Emirates. The works were produced in the context of 10 photography workshops in MENA organized by the Goethe-Institut and its local partners in 2013 and 2014. 

    NEXT TO HERE is a selection from a total of 74 photographic works. It offers visual narratives about the world right at the doorstep - “next to here” and in our time. These photographic works explore landscape, both urban and rural, and they portray people. All of them share a decided interest in the world surrounding us, and in the people who live in it. 

    This YouTube video presents the participating photographers themselves and their work.

    The exhibition will be presented in Dubai, Khartum, Amman, Ramallah and other cities of the Arab world. 

    Curator
    Constanze Wicke (Leipzig, Germany) 

    Photographers
    KARIM ABOUKELILA
    ELSADIG MOHAMED AHMED
    MARYAM AHMED
    MAI AL SHAZLY
    QAÏS ASSALI
    FATIMA AL YOUSEF
    SHADI BAKER
    OTHMAN BENJAKKAL
    MEJDI EL BEKRI
    TAREK EL MARZOUGUI
    GAILAN HAJI OMAR
    AWEL HAOUATI
    ALAAEDDIN JABER
    HUSSAM MANASRAH
    NADIA MOUNIER
    MANAR MOURSI
    BORIS OUE
    MARWAN TAHTAH

    Workshop Leaders 
    Peter Bialobrzeski (Bremen), Nadine Fraczkowski (Frankfurt), Jens Liebchen (Berlin), André Lützen (Berlin), Rana El Nemr (Cairo), Andreas Rost (Berlin), Andy Spyra (Berlin), Saad Tazi (Casablanca), Heinrich Völkel (Münich), Maurice Weiss (Berlin) 

    Workshop Partners
    Musée Public National d’Art Moderne & Contemporain, Agence Algérienne pour le Rayonnement Culturel, Maison de l’Image in Tunis, Contemporary Image Collective in Kairo, Darat Al Tasweer in Amman, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center in Ramallah, Sudanese Photographers Group und Africa City for Technology in Khartum, Taschkeel in Dubai.