Sunday, 6 February 2011

LSE Palestine Society Host William Parry

By Riya Husseyni
On the 27th January photo journalist William Parry delivered an inspiring speech to LSE and outside students, entitled "The Graffiti on Israeli's Illegal Separation." Parry brought the reality of Palestinian apartheid to London students through emotionally provoking photos.

LSE Palestine Society President Zachariah Sammour with William Parry 


William Parry is a British photojournalist who has recently published a book about Israel's illegal wall, entitled "Against the Wall". 

He has lived and worked in the Middle East for many years. He has written for the Washington Review of Middle East Affairs, The Middle East, Times Higher Education Supplement, and several electronic news organisations (including Electronic Intifada and New Matilda). He has also published in the Guardian and Independent and a number of other magazines and journals.




In February 2008, William Parry went to Bethlehem to write an article about the after effects of Ba
nksy project " Pictures on Walls" He interviewed several of the artists and organisers of this project. 


William Parry Signing His Book For Students



As he toured Bethlehem for this article, just six months after his previous visit, he was stunned by how quickly it was evolving as a unique, ephemeral canvas of local resistance and international solidarity that ought to be documented – given that all walls eventually fall. The wall has been used as a canvas for many paintings and writings.

It has been called "the largest protest banner in the world"
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1 comment:

  1. William Parry is really a great man. He has lived and worked in the Middle East for many years. He has also published in the Guardian and Independent and a number of other magazines and journals.

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