This June, the Islamic Human Rights Commission will be exhibiting the works of Sara Russell. The young photographer recently travelled to the city of Jenin in the north of Palestine as part of a group which included London Tower Hamlets’ deputy mayor Cllr Ohid Ahmed, and several other Independent councillors. There she found inspiration in the daily lives of the people and her encounters with them on the streets.
Each photograph tells the story of ‘another day’ of occupation. Sara says “I wanted to capture the feelings and emotions, the hopes and fears revealed; the evident signs of pressures that continue to test the patience and perseverance of a people that live with relics of the past, struggles of the present and hopes for a better tomorrow.”
WHEN: Thursday 19 June at 6.45pm
WHERE: IHRC Bookshop & Gallery, 202 Preston Road, Wembley, HA9 8PA (Nearest tube: Preston Road / Metropolitan Line)
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