New Zealand, Christchurch: Occupation and Resistance- Photos from Palestine 15.8.10

A devastatingly courageous photo exhibition is opening at the Linwood Community Arts Centre in Christchurch on August 15th.

Showcasing the daily experience of Palestinians living under occupation, the exhibition features bold images from the front line of the struggle for justice in

This exhibition is a rare opportunity for New Zealanders to see a different side of the conflict.

These moving images are the work of the widely published group ‘ActiveStills’ a collective of photographers, based in Israel, who believe in the power of photography as a tool for social justice. Formed in 2005, they have since held and participated in exhibitions in Munich, Olympia, Bil’in (West Bank), Tel Aviv, Toronto, Montreal, Malmo, Lund and Amsterdam.

The exhibition opening will feature guest speakers and traditional Palestinian foods and the show will run for a full week.

For more details about the exhibition or comment (also for high resolution photos), please contact:

For more information about ‘ActiveStills’:
o ActiveStills website:
o Regular photo updates of events in Israel/Palestine:
o An article about ActiveStills in the Jerusalem Post:


Linwood Community Arts Centre
Corner Worcester St and Stanmore Road
Christchurch, New Zealand