unnamed19 – 29 May 2015

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Silent Voices is a beautiful and thought-provoking photography exhibition of daily life in the occupied Palestinian village of Bil’in, taken by the children who live there.

Bil’in is twinned with Liverpool through the Liverpool Friends of Bil’in who have a strong bond with the village and who commissioned a Liverpool community photographer, Elaine Stapleton, to go to the village to work with the school children to produce this striking body of work which has been touring both Merseyside and the whole country for the last 2 years. In addition to the 25 children’s large-scale photos are 11 photos taken by Elaine herself of the weekly demonstration the villagers organise in protest against the taking of their land for illegal Israeli settlements. These weekly demos are routinely met with an arsenal of crowd control weapons from the Israeli army which have lead to thousands of injuries and 2 deaths over the last 10 years. They form the back cloth to the daily lives of the children.

For more information about the show, please email helencmmarks@yahoo.co.uk