Nablus: How Things Are Made and the People Who Make Them
August 1, 2010
— children, community, Middle East, Nablus, Old City, photography, West Bank, youth art, youth photography
In addition to learning how to create beautiful images and generally having a rocking time exploring Nablus, my photography class this summer has learned about the many ways in which a photograph can tell a story. In class we have focused on two ways to tell a story in a photo: first, through profiling a person, and second, through documenting a process
The Old City of Nablus houses a veritable collection of workshops, mini-factories, bakeries, metal shops, carpenter shops, and the Nabulsi favorite: sweets shops! Our second trip to this part of town hence focused on the unofficial theme: “Nablus: How Things are Made and the People Who Make them.” The kids had a lovely time visiting an olive oil soap factory, a metal-working shop, a bakery, a pastry shop, and (my personal favorite, a place I’ve visited for freebies way too many times) a candy factory.
See a sample of the resulting photos below:
- The olive oil soap sold at the downtown factory is wrapped by hand – one person will wrap 5,000 a day!
– Doris, Triple Exposure Coordinator and photo teacher