Ruqayyah Abu al-Qiʿān

Ruqayyah Abu is the mother of five and works at home. She dreams of a stable life. Stability is the most important thing to her. She wants to be able to fix things in her home without having to worry that it will be demolished. “It’s very hard to photograph the destruction and ruins of demolished homes. Anyway, whether or not we take pictures, it stays in our memory.”

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Ruqayyah Abu al-Qiʿān

Forced from Home

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

At risk daily of having their homes demolished, left with no water, electricity, or any other basic services, four courageous Arab-Bedouin women have documented their lives, as the State of Israel forced them and their families–who are Israeli citizens, to say goodbye to everything they call home.

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