What is it about?

The essay examines photography of the Palestinian refugees by the staff photographers of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA. It attempts to find ways through which a reading of the reality of refugee life can be unearthed from the images that initially were intended to document the work of the aid agency rather than the lives of the refugees.

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Why is it important?

Presents a case study in which photographs are the primary source for the study of historical events.

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This page is a summary of: Photography and the Oppressed: On Photographing the Palestinian Refugees, International Journal for History Culture and Modernity, June 2020, Brill,
DOI: 10.1163/22130624-00801005.
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