Friday, March 11, 2011

Photo Exhibit Highlights Middle East Resistance

As images of resistance movements across the Middle East and North Africa capture global audiences, Millersville native Kara Newhouse brings Lancaster a view into political and cultural resistance that Palestinians have sustained for decades in the face of Israeli occupation, colonization and apartheid.

In February 2010 Kara traveled to the West Bank to teach art to children at a community organization in Nablus. The generosity and strength of the Palestinian friends she made motivated Kara to spend the summer of 2010 documenting life under occupation as an online reporter and photographer. As Palestinians continue to hold weekly nonviolent protests calling for an end to house demolitions, settlement expansion and construction of the illegal separation wall, Eyes on Resistance captures the courage and passion of those resistant Palestinians as well as Israeli and international activists standing up against injustice.

A self-trained photographer with a background in cultural anthropology, Kara's work as a journalist and youth educator has led her to the Middle East, Central America, and most recently, India. Her writing and photography can also be found at Rogue Anthropologist.

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