Jenin imPrints is a series of 18 images printed in 2004-2005 by Raymond Prucher. The series was originally exhibited in 2005 at the Bethlehem Peace Center in Bethlehem, West Bank, Palestine. It was shown again in 2006, in Givors, France, in 6 graveurs at L’Auberge des Arts, Givors, France, concurrent to the publishing of a book of the same name by Raymond Prucher and Etel Adnan, published on Color Gang Édition by Yves Orly.
Limited Edition Print
The principal image, Refugee Camp, was reproduced in 2023 as a limited-edition silkscreen, printed on 24 x 18-inch 100lb French Pure White Construction in a limited edition of 50, signed and numbered by the artist, available for sale here.
All proceeds from this limited-edition run of 50 silkscreen prints will benefit the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund. Visit PCRF.net to learn of their amazing work providing free medical care to thousands of injured and ill children yearly who lack local access to care.
Special thanks to Kati Lacker and Ray Cross at Bushwick Print Lab for their kind and patient assistance with the project.
Published 2006, Color Gang, Givors, France
Poem, “Jennine”, Etel Adnan
Images, Raymond Prucher
Jenin imPrints is comprised of a series of linoleum relief prints depicting the horrors incurred in the West Bank city of Jenin in the spring of 2002. This project is a reclamation of images, originally taken by the media to expose the destruction of Jenin, which had lain in wait since they originally shocked the world public; this public has largely forgotten about them and the lives that they represent.
Over time, photographs become time capsules that carry with them the aura of the time in which they were created. They are representations of a history that cannot be repeated. In making these images into works of art, they become more indelible, a larger statement of a reality that sees no beginning or end, much as the Palestinians see their occupation.