Join us for the opening presentation celebrating an award-winning photography exhibition from Bethlehem to be held in Logan Hall.
Photos by ten finalists from the Karimeh Abboud Award Competition are part of a traveling exhibition sponsored by Bright Stars of Bethlehem that will be in Northminster's Tower Entrance Gallery from April 15- May 13.
During the opening event and throughout the exhibit, these extraordinary images will be available for purchase. All funds raised support the work of Bright Stars of Bethlehem and the artists who have shared their vision and stories.
The exhibit originated at Dar al Kalima University College of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem, one of the outreach ministries supported by Bright Stars of Bethlehem. The mission of Bright Stars is to grow hope and encourage the health, educational, cultural and spiritual development of people of all ages in Palestine.
The contest is named for a pioneering 20th century Palestinian female photographer. The photos from these young Palestinian artists will help viewers break through stereotypes about Palestine.
In the words of photographer Ala'a Abu Salem:
"These portraits aim at representing the Palestinian away from any ties, connections or expectations with themes and specific subjects. In short, it is an attempt to break the stereotypes and overused image of the Palestinian person."
By sharing stories, images, interpretations and explanations, the exhibition will build a clearer picture of Palestine and make a positive contribution to the future of the country and its people.