St John's Church | 5-28 August 2016
What does it do to the creative spirit to live under a blockade? For nine years now Gaza has had to endure the most severe deprivations - of food, medical supplies, electricity, and clean water. It has also been ravaged by three attacks from Israel costing thousands of lives. As a result, a whole generation of young Gazan artists have grown up under conditions unknown in other parts of the world. The five young photographers featured in this exhibition reveal how the blockade impacts on the style and content of the photographer’s art. A range of themes emerge. Darkness is never far away, and yet the humour and resilience of the human spirit shines through clearly.