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Issue 61

JQ 61 ( 2015)

The Editorial

Visual Culture and Remembering the Forgotten


Photographic Conditions: Looting, Archives, and the Figure of the “Infiltrator”
Ariella Azoulay
A vast treasure of books, documents, and photographs looted from Palestinians in 1948 became part of the Israeli archives established or reorganized after the founding of the Israeli state. But this did not remain a single past event.
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Portrait Paths: Studio Photography in Ottoman Palestine
Stephen Sheehi
In his personal chronicle, The Storyteller of Jerusalem, Wasif Jawhariyyeh (1897–1972) opens his account by calling attention to a cherished portrait that was presented as a gift to his father by his own namesake Wasif Bey ‘Azim (‘Adhim).
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“Visit Palestine”: A Brief Study of Palestine Posters
Rochelle Davis, Dan Walsh
This article describes the Palestine posters in the Palestine Poster Project Archives, and then briefly discusses the history and genres of Palestine posters. It concludes by examining the trajectory of one particular poster – “Visit Palestine” from 1936 – and its iconography and rebirth sixty...
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This Wall Speaks: Graffiti and Transnational Networks in Palestine
Ashley Toenjes
Zionist colonization, even the most restricted, must either be terminated or carried out in defiance of the will of the native population. This colonization can, therefore, continue and develop only under the protection of a force independent of the local population – an iron wall which the native...
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The Proverbial Shatha in Early Twentieth-Century Jerusalem
Mona Hajjar Halaby
The invention of the daguerreotype in France in 1839 revolutionized the way in which people recorded their experiences.1 Not only could people write or paint to remember, but now they could also freeze an image on glass and record it.
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Sophie Halaby, Palestinian Artist of the Twentieth Century
Samia Halaby
Although my first encounter with Sophie Halaby was memorable, I knew very little about her personal life when asked by the Jerusalem Quarterly to write this essay. But I do have knowledge of Palestinian art history and Sophie’s position therein. Discovering some aspects of her personality enriched...
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Waiting for the Second Coming: The New Photographic Collection of the American Colony Archives
Nada Awad
American Colony Archive Collections in Jerusalem collection contain photographs, manuscripts, arts and crafts created by the community, rare books, and studies on archeology and botany. Hosted in the original site that was home to the founders of the Colony, the archives found on the premises are...
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