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.

Jerusalem, 1999-2001

Roland Leboye

The series of photographs were taken in the streets of Jerusalem during these years (1999 – 2001) and portray scenes of the everyday life. Other pictures of the exhibition were simultaneously shown at the Vision Gallery of Neil Folberg, which cooperated in the project. Laboye saw this as “a small peace agreement” between the East and the West of the city and as an opportunity for an artistic dialogue.

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Roland Laboye is a French photographer and the director of a gallery in Montpellier.