STARK photographs showing the lives of Palestinians form a new exhibition in Belfast

John McColgan, who along with wife and Riverdance producer Moya Doherty unveiled the Irish dance spectacular to the world as an interlude for the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest before adapting it for a larger stage show, took the images during visits to Gaza and the West Bank.

His new exhibition, titled ‘This is Palestine’, was launched this week at the Cultúrlann on west Belfast’s Falls Road, and runs until May 20.

It portrays Palestinians living under the economic blockade imposed by Israel, and features images of an ex-Israeli soldier and a rabbi who are critical of the regime.
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