In this episode, Arab Voices guest host Hanan Awad interviews Steve Sabella on Art, Exile and Palestinian Identity.
Steve Sabella is an award-winning Palestinian artist and writer (born in Jerusalem, Palestine), and is well-known as the author of the award-winning memoir, The Parachute Paradox (2016) tackling the colonization of the imagination. The book won the 2017 Eric Hoffer Award and the 2016 Nautilus Book Awards for best memoir. In addition, Sabella has published several academic essays that deal with the concept of exile and identity. His research focuses on the genealogy and archaeology of the image. Sabella is an international artist that uses photography and photographic installations as his primary forms of expression. He has had many exhibits throughout Palestine as well as internationally, most notably through the collections of the British Museum in London, the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, the Arab World Institute in Paris, and the Contemporary Art Platform.
Hanan Awad is a Palestinian American street photographer, whose photos have been exhibited around the world. Here photos capture the tragedy of the physical and cultural forced displacement of Palestinians and narrate their resilience and resistance against the colonialist occupation of Palestine.