Humans of Palestine

Unique exhibition showcasing top Palestinian photographers

1st – 28th November
Otley Courthouse, Courthouse St, Otley LS21 3AN

Launch event 2 November 5 – 6.30pm with speaker
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Mohammed Alhajjar - Bottle Boat
Photo by Mohammed Al Hajjar

The exhibition was made possible by a collaboration between the Network of Photographers for Palestine, East Street Arts & Otley Courthouse.

We were really excited when we first saw the stunning photos in the Humans of Palestine collection, and are delighted to be bringing them to the wider audience they deserve.

The photos are beautiful and moving. They challenge our preconceptions, and provide a powerful balance to the images of Palestinians we are most familiar with – stone-throwers or victims of bombings.

We know the photos will arouse your curiosity, and tempt you to explore further the humanity we share with Palestinians. 

Meet the Photographers

Ursula Mindermann

“For a people whose history has been negated images are the only proof”
Ursula Mindermann, optometrist, entrepreneur and photographerin Muenster, Germany, has a strong relationship to Palestine and travelled to Palestine often.

Ursula’s  photographs about Palestinian issues, life and struggles have been  shown in many German exhibitions.

Najib Joe Hakim

Najib Joe Hakim works as a documentary photographer and photography instructor.
Born in Lebanon and raised in the United States, Hakim discovered his Palestinian roots during his college years. This realisation led to his first visit to Palestine and changed the course of his studies, work and life toward efforts for the attainment of Palestinian rights. His current endeavour, PalestineDiary, exhumes photographs he took during that first visit combining the images with excerpts from his personal contemporary journal enlightening the roots of the crisis in Palestine today.

Ahmad Al Bazz

Ahmad Al Bazz is a Palestine-based independent journalist and documentary
filmmaker focusing on Palestinian-Israeli affairs.
Since 2012, he has been a member of the Activestills photography collective, which
operates in Palestine/Israel.In 2020, he was shortlisted for the Thomson Foundation
Young Journalist Award. Between 2015-2019, two of his short documentaries
received several regional and international awards, such as the Al-Jazeera
Documentary Channel Award for Best Arab Short Doc (2015) and the Alexandria
Short Film Festival Award (2019).
Ahmad holds a BA degree in Journalism from An-Najah National University in
Palestine and an MA in Television Studies from the University of East Anglia in

Mohammed Asad

Mohammed Asad is a photojournalist from Palestine who has covered four wars in Gaza and is a multi-award winning photo-journalist with 7 international photography awards, including Winner of the World Humanitarian Photo Summit.

Sanad Abu Latifa

Sanad Abu Latifa is from Khan Yunis in Palestine, living in Belgium.
Sanad had a difficult asylum and immigration journey, crossing five countries. He is a self taught photographer. In Gaza, there is no opportunity to study photography and Sanad loved taking photos of everyday life that contain stories and documentation, to show the world what happens to some people. The photographer had to sell his camera since migrating to Europe and missed photography opportunities.

Mohammed Al Hajjar

Mohammed Al Hajjar is a professional photojournalist freelancer based in Gaza City who has covered all events from 2009 until now on Gaza Strip, with many awards and opportunities to exhibit and showcase work.

Abed Zagout

Photojournalist Abed Zagout visually represents and documents violence in the Gaza strip. Abed became a photojournalist because of their passion and hobby. Abed lives in Gaza City and works as a photography instructor, university lecturer and photographic consultant for many local and international institutions.

Nidal Suhail Al- Wahidi

Nidal Suhail Al- Wahidi is a Palestinian photographer from the Jabalia camp in the northern Gaza Strip. He has had a passion for photography for 12 + years. He now works as a freelance photographer as well as a professional safety officer – a title he received under the supervision of UNESCO and the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate.

Haitham Al Khatib

Haitham Al Khatib is a self-taught freelance Palestinian photographer, artist, activist and documentary filmmaker in Palestine’s West Bank, from a farming village near Ramallah called Bil’in. Their objective is to show that Palestinians are not terrorists. The photographer uses photography as a tool to educate about rich Palestinian culture, and that Palestinians are kind, hospitable, family- oriented people, who love their land and respect nature.

Ramez Habboub

Ramez Habboub is a freelance photographer from the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

If you’ve seen the exhibition, we would love to have your feedback  
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