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.