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Wednesday 24th February 2010
Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign - Media Release:
RICH WILES LAUNCHES PALESTINE PHOTO BOOK
A British photographic artist based in Palestine is set to launch his latest book with 3 dates in Scotland next week.
Rich Wiles, who has spent the last 6 years living and working in Palestine’s Aida Refugee Camp, will discuss “Behind the Wall: Life, Love, and Struggle in Palestine”, alongside an exhibition of some of the photos contained in the book.
Journalist John Pilger is one of many to praise the book: “Palestine is the most important issue for humanity because its justice is so long overdue, and its people have been so betrayed, yet it exemplifies a courage and endurance no oppressor can kill. In his superb collection Behind the Wall, Rich Wiles captures these qualities in the struggles and faces of those who will not allow us to forget.”
Wiles will be in Edinburgh on Monday 1st March at Edinburgh University’s Appleton Tower; Dundee University’s Tower Building on Tuesday; and the STUC’s Glasgow HQ at 333 Woodlands Rd on Wednesday. While his talks start at 7.30pm, the exhibition can be viewed from 6.30pm each night. All events are open to the public and are free.
More details can be found on the website of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign: www.scottishpsc.org.uk
Notes for editors:
1. The Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign started in autumn 2000 in response to the Palestinian second uprising against Israeli occupation (Intifada).
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2. Rich Wiles is a British photographic artist and human rights activist. He is the Coordinator of International Relations at Lajee Center in Aida Refugee Camp where he directs collaborative youth arts projects; he has also run similar projects in UK schools. Exhibitions of his photographs and youth arts projects have been shown extensively across Europe, in Australia, in the United States, and in Palestine itself. His photos have been published by the British Journal of Photography, Times Educational Supplement, and Yorkshire Post, and in Palestine by Haq-Al-Awda and Al Majdal. He currently lives in Palestine.
3. Full details of Scottish dates:
Edinburgh - 1 March, 7.30pm, Edinburgh University, Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 2, George Square, EH8 9LE
View exhibition from 6.30pm