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Dialogue and Transformation – Photography Exhibit of Israeli Settler and Palestinian Women

Monday, April 16 through Sunday, June 10 | During community house opening hours | BJ Community House 

Over the past two summers, photographer Saskia Bory Keeley partnered with Roots, an initiative now in its fourth year led by a Palestinian and Israeli settler committee who works at the heart of the conflict in the West Bank. Keeley conducted photo workshops exclusively for women who would otherwise have no contact with each other. Developing photographic skills was an important aspect of the program and just as essential was the opportunity for women “from the other side” to interact in a safe setting–many for the very first time in their lives.

The photos presented in this exhibit are a sample of selected works created by these talented women, providing us with an insight into their own world, their home and family, and their view of the conflict.

Saskia will narrate the exhibit in a special session to take place as part of our annual Israeli Independence Day ceremony on April 18. Photographs will be available for purchase throughout the exhibition, with all proceeds benefiting Roots’ photo workshops.

 

Saskia Bory Keeley is a Swiss photographer. She was educated at Geneva University, Sotheby’s, and the New Academy for Art Studies in London. She also received training at the International Center for Photography. Saskia mostly partners with humanitarian organizations, taking into account their  sensitive and noble endeavors. Her latest work has taken her to India (with Leaders’ Quest), to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (with the END Fund/ Amani Global Works), to the West Bank (with both Roots and Taghyeer), and to Jordan (with We Love Reading).