Exhibition in DUBAI

Photo Exhibition "Children of Palestine | Beyond Numbers" at the Gulf Photo Plus gallery space in Dubai - UAE, from October 20 to October 30, 2014. Opening event on October 20 from 5:30 to 8pm / Open daily from 9am to 4pm.

Staged Staged at Gulf Photo Plus and sponsored by Grand Stores Dubai, PCRF UAE’s photo exhibition “Children of Palestine | Beyond Numbers” brings together pictures taken by a variety of talented photographers, as well as by the children themselves.

The opening night on October 20th 2014 was attended by more than 150 guests. Visitors enjoyed the photographic work and were able to interact with PCRF UAE representatives, sign up as new volunteers and discuss various ways of supporting PCRF. It was a joyful evening, filled with many fun activities: a surprise Dabke ‘flash mob’, a photo booth and delicious Palestinian food sponsored by SimSim restaurant.

In a video room guests were able to watch PCRF short films. This summer a UAE-based filmmaker visited three kids in the West Bank that were treated through PCRF abroad in the past, in order to capture the positive impact PCRF’s help had on their daily life.

Every year the PCRF organizes Summer Camps for Palestinian refugees across the West Bank and Gaza, providing social and cultural activities for underprivileged children living in refugee camps, as well as helping disabled and physically challenged children to integrate with the community. This year, the children were given the chance to unearth their creativity through a photography course. Asked to capture their day-to-day lives, able-bodied children partnered with the physically challenged to create their photo stories. Professional photographers also spent time with the children, working together and giving them tips for creating great images. The resulting photographs are a humbling insight into their simple & harsh life in Palestine and how they manage to keep their heartwarming smiles, pride & determination.

Photos of the opening event: http://www.pcrf.net/blog/grand-opening-of-pcrf-uaes-photo-exhibition-children-of-palestine-beyond-nu

More photos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152539636253541.1073741881.52548918540&type=3

Read the articles on The National.ae: http://www.thenational.ae/blogs/the-art-blog/tonight-palestine-childrens-relief-fund-opens-a-photography-show-in-gpp


Eloise Bollack / PCRF
October 15, 2014