Al-Mustawda3, Ein Munjed, Ramallah
Organized by the Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy (PIPD)
December 11, 2018 to January 31, 2019
The opening ceremony for #MyPalestine photography exhibit was held in Ramallah on December 11, 2018, at Mahmoud Darwish Museum. It displays photos of Palestine taken by Palestinians and other people from around the world, showing the country and its people from a variety of perspectives. The exhibition will be featured in different cities throughout the world, including London, Berlin, and Washington, D.C.
#MyPalestine is a crowd-sourced photography campaign that ran from March to September 2018 under the hashtag #MyPalestine. Thousands of submissions were narrowed down to thirty photos by a group of global judges.
PIPD’s executive director Salem Barahmeh noted, “#MyPalestine gave people a chance to show the beauty of Palestine to the world and tell stories of their own realties that are missing from public discourse, coverage, and perceptions of Palestine. We have rich culture, history, and traditions; an amazing and resilient people; and a beautiful country that the whole world should see.”
The exhibit is being held at Al-Mustawda3, a charitable fundraising space in Ramallah, located at 5 Hassan Salameh Street in Ein Munjed, Ramallah.
The mission of the PIPD, an independent, nongovernmental organization based in Ramallah, is to share the story of Palestine with the world and invest in capacity building at home. PIPD is led by a board of prominent Palestinians from the private sector, academia, and civil society. It engages in digital campaigns, primarily with video content, to elevate the voices and stories of everyday Palestinians and make known the realities they face. PIPD aims to introduce a more nuanced discourse on Palestine and mobilize grassroots action and support for Palestinian rights and freedom.