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Palestinian artists in Gaza

During my years in Gaza, I’ve met many talented artists whose work and photos should be viewed outside of the Strip.  I share below some of Gaza’s beauty.  Feel free to contact the artists directly, particularly if you wish to buy their art and support their work.

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-Salman Nawati, Email: shmo3_8@hotmail.com, Flickr page

Port Art on the Siege:

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other:

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-Nabil Abu Ghanima, nabil84art@gmail.com

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-Salem Awad, salem-art@hotmail.com

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Basel El Maqosui, basel502(Skype), m.basel502@hotmail.com

The colors of love – the love of flowers 2006 – 2015

“Gaza, for many people was always a question mark, even for me. Whenever I see Gaza in the media; I don’t recognize it, it is so different from what I know and what I live through. In the media; Gaza is blockade, bombardment, explosions, rockets, violence, struggle, terror and resistant. For me it is my coffee in the morning, the children walking to school, the see breeze on my face, the shadow of the sun on a blooming flower, the little girl selling showing gum and fine papers at the traffic light, the doodles of the young boys at the walls, the little fear on the face of my 6 years old sun when the sudden power outage, and his shy smile when I put on a lamp or light a candle. Gaza is the access restricted areas and the sparkling lights at the surface of the see, the closed borders and the laughter’s of my friends smoking shisha while watching the sun set, the farmer keying over his land and the lady teacher, the angry drivers and welcoming shopkeepers
The Gaza I know is not that one in the media, Gaza I know is full of life, all the life with all what life could contain, pain, happiness, success and failed, despair and hope, dark and light. Gaza is not black and white. In Gaza there are all the colors of the rainbow.”

     

   

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Mohammed al Hawajari, hawajariart@hotmail.com, website

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Emad Badwan, badwanart@gmail.com

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