Against the Wall

Against the Wall

The Art of Resistance in Palestine

eBook - 2011
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"A singular achievement-both a stunning photographic essay of how Israel's concrete wall has cut into Palestinian land and strangled whole communities and a powerful visual record of how local and international graffiti artists have battered it with their only weapons, paint and spray cans." --Joe Sacco, author of Palestine and Footnotes in Gaza This stunning book of photographs captures the graffiti and art that have transformed Israel's wall into a living canvas of resistance and solidarity. Featuring the work of artists Banksy, Ron English, Blu, and others, as well as Palestinian artists and activists, these photographs express outrage, compassion, and touching humor. They illustrate the wall's toll on lives and livelihoods, showing the hardship it has brought to tens of thousands of people, preventing their access to work, education, and vital medical care. Mixed with the images are portraits and vignettes, offering a heartfelt and inspiring account of a people determined to uphold their dignity in the face of profound injustice. William Parry is a London-based freelance journalist and photographer who has published in the Guardian, the Independent, and elsewhere. He has worked and traveled extensively in the Middle East."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 2011.
ISBN: 9781569768587
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (192 pages)

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okbookgirl
Oct 18, 2011

Photographs of some interesting art by Palestinian activists and well-known artists like Banksy and Blu, but the real story belongs to the voices of Palestinians whose lives have been disrupted or almost destroyed by the wall Israel has built through occupied Palestine. The resilence of these people is amazing. The photographs give you a sense of the scale of the wall, which news stories on t.v. cannot capture.

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