Refuge, 2003 $2,500
C-print face-mounted on gallery plexi, with floating box mount
Edition of 4, 50” by 33 1/4”
scene is sadly typical of the life of the people of Gaza. Military
incursions into the refugee camp are frequent and quite deadly.
Gaza is the most densely populated place on earth. The Gaza Strip
is only 28 miles long (on the coast of the Mediterranean) by 4
miles wide. 1.2 million Palestinians live on 70% of the land while
illegal Israeli colonial settlements now occupy 30% of the land
with 6,000 settlers. One third of the Palestinian population live
in the refugee camps. The UN estimates in 15 years the Palestinian
population will double. Israel seized Gaza from Egypt, West Bank
from Jordan and the Golan Heights from Syria in 1967.
digital image was enlarged, cropped and manipulated on an Apple
G4 computer using Photoshop. Special thanks to Alaa Badarna. The
original photo, and many more, was forwarded to Ringsby by the
Palestinian TV cameraman for the purpose of educating the American
public of the grim realities of Palestinian life through art.