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Exhibition 'Silent Voices' Opening

eyes Tuesday 28 January 2014

Silent Voices’ is an exhibition that is currently being shown at the exhibition space on Hope Campus, and over thirty people attended. The photographer, Elaine Stapleton, formally opened the exhibition on Monday 27 December 2014, and explained the reasoning behind various different photographs.

Elaine visited the village of Bil’in, which is directly on the front line of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and spent time with some of the children at the local schools. After briefly explaining basic instructions of how to use a camera, she handed ten cameras out to the children and let them have half an hour where they could show what life meant to them. The twenty four different photographs taken by the children are inspiring and the further ten taken by Elaine help place them in the Israeli-Palestinian context that constantly surrounds the children.

The Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies would like to thank Elaine for the opportunity to host ‘Silent Voices’, and would also like to extend a thank you to the Friends of Palestine for helping with such an informative and moving exhibition.