Artintoheart Gallery is very happy to announce it is supporting Hamde Abu in 2013 to raise monies for the production of his book Roots Run Deep.
Hamde Abu (www.lifeinwesbank.blogspot.co.il) is a photo journalist who lives in Bilin in the Occupied Territories. He records and documents what it is like to live under illegal Israeli military occupation in The Palestinian territories.
I am very happy to announce that artintoheart.com is supporting Hamde raise funds to print and publish a book by him called Roots Run Deep.
I feel this is about empowerment, about direct action, not aid.
Hamde deserves our support for his courage and passion. Bringing how it feels, directly from a Palestinian insight, to have to live a life life under inhuman and relentless Israeli military occupation, that has lasted 65 years.
Please see the images @ www.artintoheart.com
They are available on A4 260gsm Satin paper @ £40.00 Other larger sizes are available, please ask if interested. The price incl. postage and packing.
kris connolly february 2013
Roots Run Deep – Life in West Bank Palestine is an exciting project for those who would like to share and understand life in Palestine. This is a photographic insight into life under inhuman and relentless military occupation of Palestine for the last six decades. Through the incisive camera lens of the award winning photo journalist Hamde Abu Rahma, it’s a dream come true to share his extraordinary and heart wrenching journey and experiences in his beloved home.
Living in the picturesque village of Bil’in west of Ramallah, he showcases everyday life in a village that prides itself as an example of peaceful resistance whilst living under occupation. Hamde shares intimate and personal images of everyday life in Palestine. The book shows the exceptional beauty of the land, members of his family and the village community who go about their daily lives under extreme hardships. He not only highlights the day to day problems of his village but has also captured lighter moments showing off Hamde’s fun side.
Professionally Hamde presents a remarkable insight into life in and around Bilin. Through Hamde’s lens we are able to witness remarkable scenes of living under apartheid. He allows us to see what Palestinians face on a daily basis. The constant harassment by the Israeli army, the partition wall, the humiliation of checkpoints, the destruction of homes, farms and ever expanding settlements built by the Israelis.
A Short documentary about Hamde’s life,
Hamde faces tear gas, rubber bullets, humiliation and intimidation from the army on regular basis yet putting all this aside as an occupational hazard he pursues his passion photograpying relentlessly to show and share man’s inhumanity to their fellow humans.
Hamde filming Night Raid in Bilin,
His most important message to the world is “My heart is deeply in this holiest of land and the roots of Palestine run even deeper.
I am preparing to print my first photography book to bring greater awareness of the Palestinian cause and my hope is it will be a record of palestine. The book will hold a mixture of my professional shots taken in the West Bank and some personal pictures which illustrate everyday life at home.
In order to to publish this essential piece of work I am looking for support from my friends to donate towards this project. I hope you will support my work with your generous donations.”
Thanks for your support.
Hamde Abu, 2013