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Agitating for Change: TYO’s Photographers Take a Shot at Advocacy

This week, Triple Exposure is beginning its third and final theme of the session: change in storytelling. Students will explore how photography can be used as a medium for eliciting change in their communities. Classes will tackle issues such as smoking, child labor, and environmental issues. Over the next four weeks, each child will compile their work from throughout the session and build photo essays that use story to advocate for a community issue that is important to them. In one of this week’s activities, students teamed up to use the camera as a medium to take on a hypothetical Continue reading…

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Community Close-Ups with Triple Exposure

TYO’s photography students began the second module of Triple Exposure’s curriculum this week when they began to explore their communities with the camera. TYO encourages students to explore their place within Nablus and Nablus’ place within Palestine, the Middle East, and the world.  Activities like this one are designed to give students the tools to focus on personal citizen identities by connecting with their neighborhoods and more extensive surroundings.  By leaving the confines of the classroom and venturing into the heart of Nablus, Triple Exposure students have an opportunity to look at their city from a completely new perspective. This Continue reading…

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TYO’s Photographers Focus In On Personal Realities

Each photo taken by a Triple Exposure photography student at TYO is a self-portrait and each is a vignette of introspection that, as a whole, contributes to a personal narrative. These photos serve to chronicle both emotional and material vestiges of a student’s life experiences under political conflict. Equally as important to this process of self-exploration are reflections on photos taken by others, from which TYO’s students can extract internalized meanings and significance regardless of the photographer’s intentions. In Triple Exposure, a TYO program dedicated to engaging youth through art and self-expression, viewing is just as much an art as Continue reading…

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The Faces of Child Labor in Nablus

Khamees Abu Saad is a student at An-Najah University and a long-time volunteer at TYO. Khamees is also a grantee of a PhotoPhilanthropy Student Production Grant, a student-non-profit collaboration where storytelling is advanced through visual imagery. As a volunteer in photography classes, Khamees has formed a strong relationship with TYO and has become passionate about non-governmental organizations and their ability to change lives. Through this grant, Khamees has been documenting the lives of five children in Palestine who must forgo schooling in order to work and support their families. Photos of homes, schools, and workplaces have captured the harmful relationship between child labor and Continue reading…

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TYO Intern Alumni: Where are They Now?

Doris Carion On a professional level, I learned how to work together as more than a team — as a group of friends. A native of New York , NY, Doris taught Photography, Model UN, Girls’ Sports and English from 2009 – 2011. What was your favorite moment/story from your time with TYO? Anytime I was in a taxi with Munir. What do you miss most about TYO or Nablus? I miss the buzz of the building. Being at TYO in Nablus is like being in a family house. I miss how everyday the 4 and 5 year olds would come Continue reading…

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TYO Intern Alumni: Where are They Now?

Megan Van Woezik I’m spreading the word because I really believe in the work TYO does. I think it’s also likely that the TYO community helped me even more than I helped them. A Douglas, Ontario, Canada native, Megan taught Arts and Crafts, Women’s Nutrition, Community English, English in Salfeet and a seminar on social media at An-Najah University as an intern in the Summer of 2011. What was your favorite moment/story from your time with TYO? One of my last Arts and Crafts class projects was teaching the kids how to plant seeds and care for a plant. The children decorated their Continue reading…

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TYO Intern Alumni: Where are They Now?

Mathilda Ryall It is an intense and demanding experience, but there is real satisfaction to be found in devoting your time to others for a while. A Liverpool, UK native, Mathilda taught women’s fitness, photography and community English as an intern in the Spring of 2011. She then moved on to become the Triple Exposure Coordinator until September 2011. What was your favorite moment/story from your time with TYO? There were so many. Bonding with my translators who I worked with on a daily basis. Gradually being able to buy groceries in Arabic. Starting every sentence with ‘yaa3ni…’ Saying goodbye to my Continue reading…

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Ready, set, yalla!

As we prepare for the start of classes we are becoming more and more motivated to create the best possible space for our new students. From curriculum writing to the simple layout of classrooms everything is done with a purpose as we try and meet the psychosocial needs of our students. As an art teacher it is critical that a safe space is created where students feel comfortable enough to take creative risks. Creation is the outcome but the process is really where the work is done. The Triple Exposure program uses two art forms to do this work, the Continue reading…

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Can Art Change the World?

Growing up I was confronted with the choice between sports or arts as my extracurricular hobbies. I tried to do both but this only lasted awhile before I burnt out trying to balance two separate worlds. Not only were they separate groups of people but one was valued above the other, sports being the popular form of achievement for my public school. Art was put aside until I finished my academic studies; it was only when the soccer game finished that I picked up my camera. Photography keeps coming back into my life. In high school after finishing most of Continue reading…

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Triple Exposure Goes to the Movies

When art teacher Rimah asked her students if they had ever been to a movie theatre, not a single student raised his or her hand. Most students in Triple Exposure’s art and photography classes, whether from the local neighborhood or the nearby refugee camps, had only seen films at home—and only if their family owned a television. Seeing a film from the inside of a movie theatre had never been an option. There are many reasons why. Besides the fact that the ticket price is often out of reach of many families, there has been little opportunity in Nablus to Continue reading…