Exhibit: LEBANON: Open Skies of Struggle

October 26th, 2007 | Posted in Independent Media, Politics


    Exhibit Opening: Thursday November 1st, 7pm
    Gallery SCYAP. 253 3rd Avenue South, Saskatoon, SK.
    Exhibit Runs: November 1 – November 22, 2007

Please join us on opening night for a presentation by the artist. Stefan Christoff is traveling from Montreal to show us the photographs he took in Lebanon in 2005 and 2006…

Photojournalist Stefan Christoff will be displaying a series of striking photographs captured throughout Lebanon in 2005 & 2006 at Saskatoon’s SCYAP gallery, in November, 2007. Christoff’s images bring to life the realities of life and struggle from Lebanon utilizing sharp artistic edges and beautiful colors…

From the streets of Beirut to the open skies of south Lebanon, Christoff’s photos outline sketches realities of life in Lebanon. The photographs convey the human realities of a nation facing major political upheaval in recent years, marked by massive street demonstrations, international political intervention & a devastating Israeli military attack in 2006.

Christoff’s images also document the social and political conditions of Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon. From the Palestinian refugee camps of Ain el-Hilweh in southern Lebanon, to Burj el-Barajneh in the southern suburbs of Beirut, hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees live in exile as a result of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.

* Electronic Intifada: Exhibition “Lebanon: Open Skies of Struggle”

* This Magazine: Capturing Conflict

* Uptown Winnipeg: A peak behind the news

Stefan Christoff is an independent journalist and social activist based in Montreal. As a journalist Christoff has worked extensively in Canada & internationally. As a regular contributor to the Electronic Intifada, the Montreal Mirror, the Dominion Newspaper, Christoff has written on a wide spectrum of social, economic and political issues. As a radio journalist, Christoff is a contributor to Pacifica Radio’s Free Speech Radio News [FSRN] and previously work as the Community News Coordinator of CKUT Radio in Montreal. As a photographer Christoff has contributed numerous images to various independent media outlets.

Christoff is also extensively involved in struggles for social and economic justice in Montreal, throughout Canada & internationally. As a member of Tadamon! [Solidarity in Arabic] Montreal, Christoff is deeply involved in building links between movements for social justice in Montreal & the Middle East. Christoff has also been deeply involved in migrant solidarity campaigns in North America, including extensive work with the Coalition Against the Deportation of Palestinian Refugees and No One is Illegal.

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