Against the Wall: The Art of Resistance in Palestine by William Parry

By William Parry

This beautiful publication of pictures captures the graffiti and paintings that experience remodeled Israel’s wall right into a dwelling canvas of resistance and solidarity.

Featuring the paintings of artists Banksy, Ron English, Blu, and others, in addition to Palestinian artists and activists, those pictures exhibit outrage, compassion, and touching humor. They illustrate the wall’s toll on lives and livelihoods, exhibiting the difficulty it has delivered to tens of millions of individuals, fighting their entry to paintings, schooling, and very important treatment. combined with the photographs are snap shots and vignettes, supplying a heartfelt and encouraging account of a humans decided to uphold their dignity within the face of profound injustice.

“A singular achievement—both a beautiful photographic essay of the way Israel’s concrete wall has minimize into Palestinian land and strangled complete groups and a strong visible checklist of the way neighborhood and overseas graffiti artists have battered it with their in simple terms guns, paint and spray cans.”
Joe Sacco, writer of Palestine and Footnotes in Gaza

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The first (pictured opposite) is near the Bahamas Seafood restaurant. ‘[This] was inspired by a woman Eduardo Galeano described in The Book of Embraces,’ says Swoon. ‘She wore a huge patchwork skirt filled with a million and one pockets, which were in turn filled with a million and one scraps of paper, each of which contained a few words that would remind her of a story. ’ The second large image [pictured here and located opposite the Aida refugee camp] was pasted onto a spot that had been stained by fire.

Although the family was sheltering in Bethlehem just a few kilometres away, they were declared absentees by the new State and their properties were confiscated, says Hanna, who is 62. ‘Of course I’ll stay here,’ he says. ‘In my life I’ve not seen one happy day. We’re not going to stay here because peace is coming – peace is doomed. Israel doesn’t want it. We’re here to stay because we’ve no other choice. ’ Adjacent to the factory, the family owns a large, elegant home, though in need of maintenance, with dozens of olive trees and fragrant bushes in that were in bloom.

Its fate was sealed by the completion of the Wall here in 2006. A simple, hospitable man who enjoyed the company of locals and tourists, his life has been destroyed by the loss of his livelihood and sense of purpose. 46 AGAINST THE WALL BETHLEHEM 47 48 AGAINST THE WALL BETHLEHEM 49 48 AGAINST THE WALL BETHLEHEM 49 Two pieces by Banksy backfired as far as local sensitivities were concerned in 2007. Many Palestinians took offence at being compared to rats armed with catapults (below). What might have fetched a small fortune in the West was duly destroyed by locals (inset).

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