Gazing at Gaza, from afar

Gazing at Gaza, from afar
Gazing at Gaza, from afar

Gazing at Gaza, from afar

Taken in United States

Shortly before I left the beach, I approached them and asked if they spoke Arabic. They did. We got to talking and I asked where they were from. Falesteen, was the elder, Ghada's, response.

I always get excited when I meet fellow Palestinians scattered along the road. Maybe it's a common feeling that most Palestinians experience—when I told them I too am Palestinian, Ghada (left) and Tasneem's faces lit up. I asked where in Palestine they're from. Gaza, Ghada again replied.

I didn't know what to say. Should I tell her how the rest of us mourned? How so many outside of Gaza felt heartbreak and horror at the summer's atrocities? Finally, I settled on Allahy e'einhoom [God help them].

Allahy e'ein al jamea'a [God help us all]. Ghada left 22 years ago.

  • 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.

Kholood Eid is a Palestinian American documentary photographer, filmmaker and educator based in New York. She was part of the team at the Times that won the 2020 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Journalism Award for their series investigating online child sexual abuse. She currently teaches at Columbia University.

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.