Mohammad Alazzah: Journalism for Resistance

IMG_2811Mohammad’s Alazzaeh’s first photo was of a  boy standing on the roof of his house, pointing a plastic gun at the Israeli soldiers attacking the refugee camp. Mohammad grew up in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem, where poverty is hard to escape and opportunities for young people are scarce. This environment shaped Mohammad’s priorities as a journalist. He directed his first film in 2011 about water sanitation in the refugee camp and his photos show the realities of his community. But Mohammad has never forgotten the boy with the plastic gun. He dedicates his time to teaching children in the camp photography skills so that they can learn a new form of resistance.

 

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