Thursday, March 11, 2010
"Gazas walls cry out in green, red, black and yellow: Look at us! Read our messages!
Swedish photographer Mia Grondahl spent seven years - most of the second intifada - capturing the walls of Gaza. Her book and photo exhibit "Gaza Graffiti - Messages of Love and Politics" tell us about the many roles of graffiti in Gaza. Apart from political slogans, the walls bear witness to the joy and sadness of Gaza, the wedding ribbons being tied between young people, the many victims of the conflict, and the ever present hope of peace and freedom.
For us on the outside, the graffiti offers an exciting and unexpected view of life in Gaza. "