Photo: Anna Rehnberg.

Lena Fredriksson is a photographer and journalist from Sweden. She has made several journeys to the West Bank, and interviewed women, men and children from cities, villages and refugee camps.

These interviews resulted in the creation of the photo documentary book “All Quiet on the West Bank? Living under prolonged occupation” which in photos and text showcases the reality of every day life in the West Bank.

Jalazone refugee camp, near Bethlehem.

It shows glimpses of life, both when major events occur and when all is quiet.

Men’s section at a henna party in Refugee Camp ‘Deheishe’, near Bethlehem.

Demolished home in the village of Al Walaja.

There are also fact boxes with information about the history, the area and the occupation in figures. It shows obstacles which inevitably arise with occupation, how to overcome them, resistance, but also the joy of life with weddings, henna parties, family life and endless dancing.

Women’s section at a henna party in Refugee Camp ‘Deheishe’, near Bethlehem.

 

Happy women in Hebron.

Fredriksson felt the need to create the book since she found a lack of information about everyday life for Palestinians in the West Bank.

Students in the village of Kissan.

It is a heartwarming read for anyone who takes an interest in the Palestinian cause and wants to discover the ins and outs of life in the West Bank. The connection between the images and the text helps form a closer and more intimate feeling to the stories told.

Refugee Camp ‘Deheishe’, near Bethlehem.

“All Quiet on the West Bank? Living under prolonged occupation” is available in both English & Swedish.

Order your signed copy from: https://www.tradera.com/profile/items/5123887/olika_media
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Lena Fredriksson’s official website: http://olikamedia.se
Lena Fredriksson’s email: lena@olikamedia.se
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Instagram: @all_quiet_on_the_west_bank

Interview & Article conducted by Deemah Abdelkader.