The Public Outreach Program aims to promote Palestinian contemporary culture and life through creative encounters that target primarily the younger generation of artists and performers. It is a platform to showcase young talent in music, art, literature and cinema, as well as presenting a rich program of talks and performances about the city and its history, interpolated by an assortment of culinary activities involving local chefs and non-professional members of the community. Artists, writers, historians, musicians and performers are invited to give public performances including talks, discussions, readings, shows and film screenings with the aim to bring together community members and creative individuals in a shared space for experimentation, entertainment and free expression.

Artist Talk: John Tordai

John Tordai

April 30, 2004 

John Tordai participated in a "Meet the Artist" speaking event - presenting his work and hosting an open discussion. 


Tordai is a freelance photo-journalist affiliated with Panos Pictures, London. He has worked widely in the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. His publications include two books about Palestine (Into the Promised Land, 1991) and (A People called Palestine, 2001).

He has exhibited work about Palestinians in Jerusalem 1991, Gaza 1991, Lille 1992, London 1994, Paris 2001 and Cairo 2002.

His work is otherwise published in newspapers and magazines across Europe.