by Antonio Faccilongo- Winner of the 2020 FotoEvidence Book Award
Copyright 2020 FotoEvidence. All rights reserved. Photographs Copyright© 2020 Antonio Faccilongo Text copyright © 2020 Antonio Faccilongo Photo Editor: Sarah Leen Design: Ramon Pez Introduction: Dr. Paridah Abd Samad Text Editor: David Stuart Post Production: Daniele Zedda Poem: “Revenge” by Taha Muhammad Ali Translated from the Arabic by Pete Cole, Yahya Hijazi and Gabriel Levin and reprinted from “Hymns & Qualms: New and Selected Poems and Translation,” Peter Cole (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2017). First edition ISBN: 978-1-7324711-6-0
HABIBI is the winner of the 2020 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. The Book Award is given each year to a photographer whose work demonstrates courage and commitment in the pursuit of human rights. The project was selected to be published as a book by an international jury. HABIBI, is a chronicle of a love story set in one of the longest and most complicated contemporary conflicts, the Israeli-Palestinian war. It follows families in Palestine with men serving long sentences in Israeli jails, who smuggle sperm and use in-vitro fertilization to have children. Most media depict Palestine as a war zone. HABIBI takes a purely humanistic approach to one non-violent response to oppression. The book HABIBI is printed in a limited edition of 500 copies. It measures 17x 23 cm. and contains 58 color photographs, four inserts with images of prisoners taken of from a CCTV video and a personal narrative by the photographer. The book is enhanced with the poetry of Taha Muhammad Ali.