Sublime landscapes, tranquil urban scenes, frolicking children; who would associate these images with Palestine? All too often the Western media show the country’s gloomy side, and Palestinians as aggressors. It is this that makes identifying with them virtually impossible. If we are to relate to the Palestinians other images are needed.
Annelys de Vet invited Palestinian artists, photographers and designers to map their country as they see it. Given their closeness to the subject, this has resulted in unconventional, very human impressions. The contributions give an entirely different angle on a nation in occupied territory. In this subjective atlas it is the Palestinians themselves who show the disarming reverse side of the black-and-white image generally resorted to by the media.
Concept & Editor: Annelys de Vet
Detailed info: Sewn paperback, 160 pages
Size: 16,5 x 22 cm
ISBN: 978 90 6450 648 2
Published by: 010 Publishers, october 2007
Supported by: ICCO, the Netherlands
Articles: Subjective Atlas of Palestine: Asserting the Right to Narrate