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Photography Class Welcomes Muhammed Muheisen

December 7, 2009 , , , , , , ,

A Palestinian native of Jerusalem, Muhammed Muheisen is a photojournalist for Associated Press who has captured the best and worst of the Middle East: over the last eight years, he has produced stunning photographs of the conflicts in Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon, and Iraq, in addition to covering a peace summit in Egypt and the annual Muslim pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. His work has appeared in numerous publications, among others The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, National Geographic, Newsweek, Spiegel, and The Guardian UK.

In addition to a formidable assortment of international awards and prizes for his photography, in 2005 Mr. Muheisen was awarded the prestigious Breaking News Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the war in Iraq.

Late last month, Muhammed came to Nablus to share his work and experiences with our very own photography class! He described to the students how his love for photography began when he was their age, emphasizing how the art of taking good photographs can be learned through practice and through finding unique and creative shots in everyday life. “Each one of you has the capacity to take photos just like these,” he told the class as he presented a slideshow of his work, many of which involved beautiful representations of daily life in the West Bank. A good photograph usually has a good story behind it, and much of Muhammed’s time spent with the class was devoted to telling exciting stories from his experiences as a photojournalist.

Muhammed Muheisen shares how he came to love photography as a childMuhammed Muheisen shares how he came to love photography as a child

View a sample of  Muhammed Muheisen’s work and more information about his travel history here.

If you are a professional photographer or photojournalist and you are interested in sharing your experiences and expertise with our photography students, please contact Project Coordinator Doris Carrion at doris@tomorrowsyouth.org.

Explaining the technology behind the digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras that the photography class uses for class activities and outingsExplaining the technology behind the digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras that the photography class uses for class activities and outings

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