“Our identity”, Osama Silwadi, Palestine

Osama Silwadi is a Palestinian Photojournalist, born in February 14th, 1973 Ramallah, Palestine. Silwadi began his career in 1991 during the first Intifada and has put his life in danger to document the ongoing violence and conflict with the true dedication and passion necessary of a hard news photojournalist. He has worked freelance for Agence France-Presse, Reuters and the prestigious French photo agency GAMMA.

In October 2006, Osama Silwadi was critically shot by two stray bullets fired from an armed demonstrator walking in front of his office in downtown Ramallah. He was Paralyzed from the waist down and would not be able to walk again. Osama has embarked on a project to properly archive Palestinian visual history due to the multiple and continued Israeli military onslaughts against Palestinian lands, people and institutions in the occupied Palestinian territory. This year exhibition shows work from his long career is photographer.

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