February 22, 2008

ARTICLES / PROJECTS: Fresh lenses trained on ME conflict

Fresh lenses trained on ME conflict

By Saeed Taji Farouky - Abu-Ghosh, Israel

Seven young Israelis and seven young Palestinians have gathered in a monastery in the hills above Jerusalem to begin a six-month photographic dialogue.

Side-by-Side, a joint project between UK-based charity PhotoVoice and the Palestinian-Israeli charity Parents' Circle/Families Forum, aims to give children their own voice.

It may be a bizarre idea - having fun learning photography in the midst of such violence - but the participants, all of whom have lost family members to the conflict, believe it has serious potential.

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