About                        

Mohamed is a Palestinian photographer. He was born in the village of Arraba in the Galilee in 1978. 

 

Since his teenage years, he has been a human rights activist. He volunteered in refugee camps in the West Bank and built a human rights movement for young Palestinians. He is a fellow of the Minority Programme of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and he has been a member of various regional networks, including the Working Group on Human Rights Education of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN). Until 2012 he earned his living as a high-school teacher and NGO project coordinator. 

 

In 2007, Mohamed took is first photograph. From the first shot, he discovered his passion and talent for photography and since then, he has traveled the Arab region, Europe and South Asia with his camera. 

In 2011, he started to design and offer photography workshops in cooperation with NGOs, cultural and community centers, and independent groups.  In 2012, he graduated in professional photography from the WIZO Academy of Design and Education in Haifa. He received grants for his photographic projects from renowned art foundations like the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) and the A.M. Qattan Foundation. His work was exhibited in the Darat al Funun art gallery in Amman and at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva.

 

He lives in Haifa and Berlin.

© 2014 by Mohamed Badarne