Karima Aboud (nacida a finales del XIX y muerta en 1940) pasa por ser la primera fotógrafa palestina.
Nació un 18 de Noviembre en Belén en una fecha que algunos sitúan en 1891 y otros tres años más tarde e incluso en 1896. Su padre, Said Aboud, era pastor luterano. Descendía de una familia de origen libanés que posteriormente se trasladaría a Nazareth.
Karima tuvo que luchar contra la prohibición religiosa de fijar la realidad por medio de imágenes, e inmortalizó a la burguesía palestina en ceremonias y bodas. Igualmente fotografió los lugares sagrados, lo que es indicativo de actitudes religiosas bastante relajadas que prevalecieron en aquel tiempo bajo el dominio turco.
En 1913 la encontramos practicando la fotografía de manera profesional tras abrir un estudio para fotos de mujeres en Belén.
Fuente: Arabic journal of Palestine.
Karima Aboud, first female Palestinian photographer, was born into a family of Lebanese origin in Bethlehem on November 18th, perhaps in 1893 or 1894. Her father Said Aboud was a Lutheran priest and the family later moved to Nazareth.
Karima Aboud studied photography in Jerusalem, her teacher being an Armenian photographer. In 1913 she was able to first open a photography studio in Bethlehem and later started to also colour photographs, recording in her paid work the lives of the Palestinian middle-class but also being allowed to photograph religious sites.
She was not aware that her work would record a nation soon driven to the brink of perishing by violent Zionism, lives and a way of life that would soon be shattered. She died as dark shadows were gathering over Palestine in 1940.
Much of her work has been lost amd what remains scattered during the long, hard years since her death, but photographs by her a being regularly re-discovered.
Palestinian youth Mohammed Abu Saada(26) has been shot and killed late this afternoon by Israel’s occupation forces east of al-Bureij refugee camp in the central part of Palestine’s besieged Gaza Strip.
Abu Saada was taking part in a weekly Friday demonstration against occupation and the siege when he was shot in his chest.
We will published an expanded post after we have more information.
The hypocrisy of Jewish institutions pledging cooperation with President-elect Trump and staying silent on his appointment of avowed white nationalists and racists is all the more galling considering the years of condemnation of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activists by these same institutions.
In particular, Jewish supporters of BDS, which is a non-violent movement based on the values of freedom and equality for all people, have been deemed outside the Jewish tent by these institutions.
Instead of speaking out against white supremacy, these institutions have supported and encouraged the demonization of peaceful forms of resistance to Israel’s human rights abuses.
As Robin D.G. Kelley wrote in the Boston Review this week, “the truth is that it is easier to pass laws criminalizing organizations that support the boycott of businesses and institutions complicit in Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine than it is to outlaw the Ku Klux Klan.
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