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OSAMA SILWADI is a Palestinian photographer born in Ramallah, Palestine. 1973 . Silwadi began his career 20 years ago during the first Intifada and has put his life in danger to document the ongoing violence and conflict with the true dedication and passion necessary of a hard news photojournalist . At th… Read More
OSAMA SILWADI is a Palestinian photographer born in Ramallah, Palestine. 1973 . Silwadi began his career 20 years ago during the first Intifada and has put his life in danger to document the ongoing violence and conflict with the true dedication and passion necessary of a hard news photojournalist . At the age of nineteen, Silwadi worked as a freelance photographer for various local newspapers and later worked for Agence France-Presse (AFP) for three years. then worked for Reuters six years and later he has worked for the prestigious French photo agency GAMMA as permanent correspondent in Palestine. Currently, Osama is the general manager of Apollo Media Production and a Consultant at the Yasser Arafat Foundation. In addition to hard news, Silwadi touches on feature photography and documentary work .He has published a book titled “Palestinian Woman Constant Giving and Creativity” in1997, which talks about the lives of Palestinian women. In July 2005, he published “Here We Are”, a photo album featuring Palestinian daily life. In August 2008, he published "Palestine … How Are You?” featuring daily life pictures of Palestine. In November 2008 he Published "The Siege” featuring the siege of the late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, in June 2010 he published “Al Quds" featuring Photos of Jerusalem under occupation and in June 2012 he published " The Queens Of Silk" a photo album featuring the Palestinian traditional dress .
In October 2006, Osama Silwadi was critically shot by two stray bullets fired from an armed demonstrator walking in front of his office in downtown Ramallah. He was paralyzed from the waist down and would not be able to walk again.
Osama has embarked on a project to properly archive Palestinian visual history due to the multiple and continued Israeli military onslaughts against Palestinian lands, people and institutions in the occupied Palestinian territory,

Osama believes in the essentiality of photography work in our context to document the events that are going around. His determination inspires and enriches his students in addition to nourishing the role of photographing as a solid pillar of the journalism work in Palestine. Osama will continue to enrich the field of photography unconditionally for a long time to come which instilling in him a joy of commitment to the career

Osama Holds The Palestinian Golden Medal of Merit and Excellency and has Honored by Al Jazeera international Film Festival and Palestinian Dance Festival on his Photography work
Osama’s work has been published around the world in countless publication including TIME Magazine, Newsweek, USA Today, U.S. News and the International Herald Tribune. Silwadi founded APOLLO Media Production (www.apollo.ps) and WAMEED photography Magazine (www.wameed.ps)
Osama may be reached at email: osilwadi@apollo.ps. Read Less
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