It’s the first Tuesday in March, which means its time for our monthly digital photo exhibit curating the works of young Palestinian boys and girls with Tomorrow’s Youth Organization‘s Triple Exposure program!
Our second exhibit, A Taste of the Old City, follows the students as they embark on their first photojournalism project outside of the TYO center and into the Old City of Nablus for their assignment. Advanced photography students acted as mentors working with students from the Basic class. They worked in teams each with a different theme: Vendors, Sweets and Produce. Each team was responsible for producing a story, not just through images but through interviewing their subjects.
From its famous sweets to its crumbling archways, the old city of Nablus is revealed as a mixing pot of old and new. These images of people, things and places hold meaning in their verbs. As photojournalists, that is what the students are looking for: images that can support an idea, an action. They show us the scars of the Old City, the colorful persistence of life and the beauty that it holds.
Let us know in the comments which are your favorites and what subjects you’d like to see more of from these brilliant young minds!
Photographs were taken by young photographers from Tomorrow’s Youth Organization’s Triple Exposure class and curated by Triple Exposure Coordinator, Abigal Maycock. Through Triple Exposure students ages 9-16 learn mural making and photography skills while exploring themes of identity and self-expression. All students are from the Khallet al Amood neighborhood of Nablus, Palestine.