Taken in Palestine
“Go outside and take a photo of my wedding dress. It’s the one hanging on the rope outside” Majd’s 85-yr-old grandmother, Bahjat, told him. 
Palestinian women’s dresses are unique in their embroidery. Usually colorful, and worn for the happiest of occasions, each color and style symbolizes a different city.

Less than a year after this photo was taken, Majd was killed by the Israeli occupation.

  • A3 fine art print on Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre (200gsm)
  • Uncropped — check the image preview carefully to see a preview of the presentation
  • Packaged on foam-board, covered by a plastic sheet
  • Worldwide shipping

Regular price Dhs. 495.00
Tax included.

Majd Arandas, (1994 - 2023) was killed in an Israeli airstrike on November 1.

Born in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the middle of the Gaza Strip, Majd was a proud graduate of Al-Aqsa University in Gaza from the Faculty of Information, Radio, and Television Department. He embarked on his self-taught photography journey in 2017 using YouTube videos and various online resources.

In 2018, Majd took his craft to the field, volunteering with the Palestinian Red Crescent Society. There, his camera became a witness to the tireless work of ambulance crews and the poignant realities faced during the border protests near the Gaza Strip.

His photographs — raw, emotive, and honest — were featured on the World Health Organization website and Tagree magazine.

Majd's talents were further showcased in a photography exhibition by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Gaza City.

Last year, he was forced to sell his camera to be able to afford to live, and many of his photos seen on his feed were taken on his mobile phone, a fact for which he apologized to us when submitting his images — such was his humility and grace.

His photos of daily life in Gaza is a testimony to the resilience of the Palestinian people and his beautiful documentation of them will serve to remind us that even in death, Palestinians teach us life.

@majd.arandas on Instagram

The profits (AED438 / $119.25) of each print sold will be given to artists currently in Gaza and the West Bank.

Prints are available for AED495.00 ($134.77). Here are the costs:

  • Printing and packaging: AED32.00 ($8.71)
  • 5% VAT: AED25.00 ($6.81)
  • Shipping: paid additionally by you, the buyer, and goes directly to the shipping company — no profits are generated from this.
  • Transfer fees: this cost depends on the recipients choice of transfer method, but this will be covered by the facilitating parties, and will not impact the final profit value

Gulf Photo Plus has been selling artwork by regional photographers since 2013, sharing profits equally. For this sale, all profits will be transferred to the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), which will then be distributed by AFAC to a group of Palestinian image-makers — how they use these funds is then wholly at their discretion. We will publicly provide proof of transfer at the conclusion of the sale.