The recent Israeli incursion into the Gaza Strip lasted 22 days. During that time it was almost impossible for outsiders to get an accurate image of the situation. The Israeli army had sealed off the region from access by international media, so that reporting became entirely the responsibility of local news hawks. Especially for Noorderlicht former Magnum president Stuart Franklin travelled to Gaza to speak with Palestinian photographers.
The exhibition Point of No Return shows their work: raw photojournalism that was done under the most difficult circumstances imaginable. The photographs by Mohammed Saber, Mahmoud Hams, Mohammed Baba, Abid Katib, Said Katib, Hatem Moussa, Ashraf Amra, Eyad Baba, Khalil Hamra, Fadi Adwan and Ali Ali rise above the level of detached reporting.
Venue: Der Aa-kerk