Photography workshops of the Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality are held every year in unrecognized Bedouin villages during school holidays. NCF offers courses in both still and video photography and holds the workshops in collaboration with the various Village Committees.
The purpose of the project is to teach photography skills and requirements to children and youth across the Negev/Naqab to enable the young people participating in the program to document their lives and their immediate surroundings, as well as documenting human rights violations that occur in their villages. During the workshops, photographers come on a voluntary basis and teach the children a variety of lessons in photography. At the end of the workshop, the cameras remain in the possession of the participants so that they can continue to shoot and record.
The photography workshops we conduct produce exceptional products that are exhibited at exhibitions around the country and the world. The photos and videos give the viewer, if only for a moment, the opportunity to see the Negev/Naqab and the uncompromising struggle of the Bedouin community, from the perspective of the children that are living the reality. Over the years, we have organized dozens of exhibitions in Israel and abroad, which were served, in addition to the exhibition of the photographs and videos, to raise awareness of the situation of the Bedouin community in the Negev/Naqab in general, and of the villages in which the participants in the workshops live in particular.
You can see the children’s photos at the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel-Aviv
The amazing outcomes of the photography workshops, displayed in exhibitions throughout the world, allow the viewer to grasp and understand the Negev/Naqab and the persistent struggle of the Bedouin community, through the perspective of the children living there. In addition, we use the images to create our multilingual calendar that includes Muslim, Jewish and Christian holidays, and to raise awareness of the situation in the unrecognized villages.
Unrecognized neighborhoods in al-Lagiyyih | 2019
Rakhamah | 2019
ʿAtīr | 2019
az-Zaʿarūrah | 2019
Tal ʿArād| 2019
Bīr Haddāj | 2019
az-Zaʿarūrah | December 2017- January 2018
Tal ʿArād | December 2017- January 2018
az-Zarnūg | December 2016 – January 2017
Khašim Zannih | December 2016 – January 2017
ʿAtīr | December 2016 – January 2017
Umm al-Ḥīrān | August 2015
Rakhamah | December 2014 – January 2015
Khašim Zannih | December 2013 – January 2014
Ṣwāwīn | December 2013 – January 2014
Khašim Zannih | December 2012 – January 2013
as-Sirr | December 2012 – January 2013
al-ʿArāgīb | December 2011 – January 2012
as-Sirrah | December 2011 – January 2012
al-ʿArāgīb | December 2010 – January 2011
Wādi an-Naʿam | June 2010