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Camera Palaestina: Photography and Displaced Histories of Palestine

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Location
Author’s Corner, Illini Union Bookstore, 2nd Floor 809 S. Wright St, Champaign, IL
Date
Nov 29, 2022   4:00 - 5:30 pm  
Speaker
Prof. Issam Nassar, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Qatar
Contact
Angela Williams
E-Mail
aswillms@illinois.edu
Phone
217-244-5939
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Originating Calendar
CSAMES events

Camera Palaestina is a critical exploration of Jerusalemite chronicler Wasif Jawhariyyeh(1904–1972) and his seven photography albums that narrate the rich cultural and political milieu of Ottoman and Mandate Palestine. Shedding new light on this foundational period, the author explores not just major historical events and the development of an urban bourgeois lifestyle but a social field of vision of Palestinian life as exemplified in the Jerusalem community. Tracking the interplay between photographic images, the author offers evidence of the unbroken field of material, historical, and collective experience from the living past to the living present of Arab Palestine.

 

 
 
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