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Noel Jabbour (Palestine)
The Abu Dis Wall
Noel Jabbour, Untitled from the series The Abu Dis Wall, 2004

According to the Palestinian photographer Noel Jabbour, the Abu Dis Wall, built by Israel on Palestinian territory, has consequences for both sides. On the one hand, the wall acts as a prison for the Palestinian people, who must try to develop in a suffocating situation. On the other hand, the Israelis also lose a lot because of this wall. Are they not equally its prisoners, asks Jabbour?

She incorporates her critique in a photographic triptych. The left side is what she calls the 'inside' of the wall, the Palestinian side. To the right, is the 'outside', or the Israeli side. For Jabbour the wall is "the expression of the total failure of the Israelis and the Palestinians to share the ground of enormous cultural and religious significance and live peacefully side by side."

The artistic photographer Noel Jabbour (b. Israel, 1970) splits her time living and working between Berlin and Nazareth. In 2000, she was named Young Artist of the Year by the A.M. Qattan Foundation in Ramallah, Palestine.

Courtesy Loushy Art & Editions (Israel)