'We were and are still here': A visual history of Palestine's lost past

Nine years ago, Jerusalem-born researcher Tarek Bakri received a request from his Palestinian school colleague in Amman to take a picture of Haifa during the summer break.Forbidden from travelling there himself under Israeli law, Tarek, now 34, took pleasure in helping with his friend’s request.As time went on, Tarek began receiving more and more requests from Palestinians in the diaspora to photograph the villages, and even houses, their relatives were forced to leave.Eventually, he decided to launch the ‘We Were and We Are Still Here’ initiative, a visual documentation project sharing person…

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