Washington, DC | March 21, 2007 | The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is happy to announce it will be exhibiting the ‘Picture Balata‘ photo collection at the Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal Heritage Center located in the ADC National Headquarters building from April 8 to 30. Several events will be held for Picture Balata before it opens at ADC, see information below.
*ABOUT PICTURE BALATA*
Picture Balata puts the camera into the hands of the children born, raised, and living under the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Participants ranging from ages 11 to 18 photograph their life in the Balata refugee camp, which is located outside of the West Bank city of Nablus.
The Balata refugee camp is home to almost 25,000 residents living on less than one square kilometer, Balata is the most densely populated refugee camp within the West Bank. In recent years, Balata has seen hundreds of deaths and arrests, dozens of home demolitions and the camp is subject to near-nightly invasions by the Israeli Defense Forces. It is here the ‘Picture Balata‘ workshop was started to teach youth from the camp about photography. What resulted was a way for the youth to document their lives and tell their stories. To learn more about the project, visit www.picturebalata.net .
During April 4 to April 18, four of the Picture Balata photographers will travel to the US to display their photographs and talk about their lives growing up in Balata refugee camp.
_*PICTURE BALATA EVENTS IN DC*_
*1-AN EVENING WITH PICTURE BALATA, MARCH 23 *
On March 23, there will be “An Evening with Picture Balata.” Join Hussein Ibish, Senior Fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP)and Executive Director of the Hala Salaam Maksoud Foundation for Arab-Americans; Phyllis Bennis, co-founder, U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation and Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS); and Hurriyah Dabkeh Troupe for an evening to benefit Picture Balata.
WHAT: Discussion and Fundraising Event
WHERE: American University, Butler Board Room
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW | Washington, DC 20016
WHEN: March 23, 2007 at 7pm
HOW: Tickets: $20 general admission $10 w/Student ID. Light fare will be served. To RSVP, or for further information, please email DCPictureBalata@gmail.com
*2- SHOWING AT BUSBOYS AND POETS, APRIL 7*
All are welcome to attend the exhibition opening where 4 of the young photographers from Balata, Palestine to discuss their work.
WHAT: Showing and Discussion
WHERE: Busboys and Poets | 2021 14th, St. NW | Washington, DC 20009
WHEN: Saturday April 7, from 4 – 6:30pm
HOW: All are welcome
*3-GALLERY EXHIBIT AT ADC, APRIL 8-30*
WHAT: Gallery Exhibit
WHERE: American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee | 1732 Wisconsin Ave.
NW |Washington, DC 20007
HOW: By appointment only, contact DCPictureBalata@gmail.com
WHEN: April 8-30