Shooting and talking

Eman Mohammed and Mati Milstein

Event: Geneva Peace Talks 2014
Location: Palais des Nations
Date: 19/09/2014

Eman and Mati recount their experiences of the Israel-Palestine conflict, and how the profession of photojournalism gave them the opportunity to meet individuals from either side whom they would never have met otherwise. They conclude that despite having known two dramatically different realities, photojournalism enabled them to rise above their fears of “the other”.

Tags: Israel,  Journalism,  Palestine,  Photography,  War

Eman Mohammed and Mati Milstein


Breaking barriers and cultural taboos in a conservative culture, Eman is Gaza’s only female photojournalist. Mati is an Israeli Jewish photojournalist who has been working in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel since 1998. Together, these two photojournalists shed light on how people on either side of the conflict have dealt with war in their everyday lives. Both photojournalists have their photos appearing in a wide range of international outlets including Le Monde, the Washington Post and Haaretz.