Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel

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LSESU Voices of Israel-Palestine and LSESU Photography society present: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel Speaker: Ahmad Al-Bazz Chair: Priscilla Toffano Ahmad will be giving a 75 minute audiovisual presentation displaying the decade-long work of Activestills collective and talking about the practice of photography as a form of activism. He will elaborate on the current situation in the Palestine/Israel region and highlight certain issues through photographs, videos and stories, before opening up to questions from the audience. Ahmad Al-Bazz, 25, is a multi-award winning Palestinian photographer and documentary filmmaker based in the West Bank city of Nablus. He has been a member of the Activestills collective for the past 6 years. Ahmad is currently doing his MA degree in Film & Television Studies at the University of East Anglia, while his undergraduate degree in Media & Mass communication was achieved in 2014 at An-Najah National University in the Palestine region.

Ahmad has also worked for 2 full years in the field of news gathering for wires (agencies that provide international media with footage). For more: Activestills collective was established in 2005 and currently consists of 12 Palestinian, Israeli, and international documentary photographers who operate in the Palestine/Israel region. The collective believes in photography as a vehicle for political and social change and views itself as part of the struggle against all forms of oppression, racism and discrimination. For more: Priscilla Toffano joined the Middle East Centre for a sabbatical year from the International Monetary Fund, where she was working as desk economist for Palestine in the Middle East and Central Asia Department. Priscilla's research currently concentrates on how to design, build and maintain financial stability in societies torn apart by conflict, with a focus on Palestine. This event is free to attend and open to the general public, but a ticket must be presented on arrival. Entry even with tickets will be on a first-come, first-served basis, so please arrive promptly at 6pm. Exact location will be emailed to attendees nearer the time.

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