This giveaway is not for a cookbook but a photography book; it is a collection of photographs taken by 500 children residing in the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. This project was carried out by an NGO, Zakira ( meaning memory in Arabic) whose primary goal is to promote the value of photography and images. Members and volunteers of Zakira spent a year teaching these children in all of the twelve refugee camps the basics of photography and how to use it as a means of self-expression. The children were given disposable cameras and the resulting photos have not been edited or cropped.
The NGO members who took part in this project were very careful not to influence the children but rather to stimulate their sense of observation and creativity.
I had read about this a while back and stumbled on the book and the photo-journalist who took an active part in this project at a photography club in Beirut, DAR EL-MUSAWER
I thought that book might be of interest to a lot of people; I will send it to someone who leaves a comment on this post and whose name would be picked at random.
Text in this book is both in English and Arabic. The book is in its entirety composed of these children’s photographs and provides no commentary other than the location of the camp as well as the name and age of the photographer.
Final date to enter comments for this giveaway: January 31, 2012