VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY

To a Palestinian Bedouin, life is forcibly and rapidly changing; occupation & settlement expansion in addition to lack of efficient local support threatens the last remaining Bedouin and semi-Bedouin communities, jeopardizing the already vulnerable Palestinian economy and its fragile livestock sector ,in one side , and dissolving the unique Bedouin heritage and great human values in today’s egoistic society.
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BWB believes that when it comes to Bedouin and semi-Bedouin communities a purely written description cannot convey the richness of this hidden culture.
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BWB VISUAL ANTHROPLOGY department documents and studies the Bedouin culture and history in Palestine through the use of still photography, film, video and non-camera generated images with focus on; kinship, economic and political organization, law and conflict resolution, patterns of consumption and exchange, material culture, technology, infrastructure, gender relations, ethnicity, childrearing and socialization, religion, myth, symbols, values, etiquette, worldview, sports, music, nutrition, recreation, games, food, festivals, and language.
Special attention is paid to the visual and visible manifestations related to Bedouin activity and creativity.

Bedouins Without Borders, is an independent Palestinian not-for-profit organization, founded in 2015. Established by a group of Bedouin activists and supporters, BWB aims to work with Bedouins in Palestine, Mid East and northern Africa regions.

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