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פורום דו-קיום בנגב לשוויון אזרחי
منتدى التعايش السلمي في النقب من أجل المساواة المدنية

Through a Child’s Lens

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

https://www.eretzmuseum.org.il/e/?url=e

 

 

 

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.

Previous Workshops:

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

Demolitions

16-10-19 - al-ʿArāgīb, a Bedouin village west of Route 40. The entire village was demolished for the 162 time.

26-09-19 - al-ʿArāgīb, a Bedouin village west of Route 40. The entire village was demolished for the 161 time.

All Demolitions