Israel and Palestine
The Parent’s Circle The Families Forum
© Noam Burger /Side-by-Side/ Parents’ Circle/ PhotoVoice “Soldiers in a military ceremony (graduation) the mother is taking the photo of here soldier son. The photo is portraying worry on one hand and pride on the other. The pride reflected in that the mother wants capture the moment and worry because every mother worries about her son – especially when he is in the army.”
PhotoVoice worked with an NGO based in Jerusalem to create dialogue and mutual understanding as a means to end the conflict in Palestine and Israel.
The Side by Side project was introduced to 14 young people at a 3 day workshop. Over the course of eight months, with the help of local facilitators, young people documented their lives using digital camera. They met four times at photographic and dialogue camps organised both in the West Bank and Israel. In between workshops the young people involved had access to computers and digital cameras, and were visited in their home areas by local facilitators who provided additional guidance and support. Participants posted their work on an interactive website designed for the project, and were able to view and comment on the work of others.