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Andrea McLaughlin
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NYU Junior, Larisa Shaterian, exhibits portraits of Palestinians from behind the walls of the Occupied Territories

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Introductions: Portraits of Palestinians from the Nablus and Jenin Regions

  May 12, 2008 

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n  Exhibit Title: Introductions: Portraits of Palestinians from the Nablus and Jenin Regions

n  Event location: Photolab Gallery, 2235 Fifth Street, Berkeley, California USA 94710

n  Venue hours: Monday – Friday, 9am to 6pm; Saturday 10:30 am to 2:30 pm; closed Sundays

n  Medium: Black and white silver gelatin photographs

n  Exhibit dates: May 31, 2008 through July 12, 2008

n  Artist’s Reception: Saturday, May 31, 2008   Time: 6 to 8 pm

Larisa Shaterian is a third year student at New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where her individualized major is Imaging the Middle East. Her work, "Palestinian Girls at Home," was shown last spring in "Prima Apparere: a collective work by Gallatin photographers," a group show at NYU. Shaterian’s ability with the camera together with her facility in speaking colloquial Arabic, give us an intimate introduction into the lives of the Palestinians she has met.

"Introductions" is a body of work begun this winter with Mohammed Farraj, a journalism student from Nablus. It intends to introduce the viewer to a few Palestinians. Like all first meetings, it is incomplete, because it takes a long time to properly get to know a person, however, although it is aware of the limits that photography, words, and geographical and political distance put on a relationship, this salutation hopes to be articulate.

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The Photolab Gallery is a not for profit gallery space for photographers to showcase and sell their work.  The Gallery provides the San Francisco Bay Area with an opportunity to expand its exposure to current excellent photographic work and local artists and to buy directly from the artists.

The Photolab Gallery has shown over 125 exhibits since 1991, featuring the work of over 120 established and emerging photographers including several artists who have been invited to show more than once.

The Gallery is open to the public, accessible and free of charge. Daily hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm and Saturday 10:30 to 2:30. The public is invited to attend the artist’s reception on Saturday, May 31, 2008 from 6 to 8pm.

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