Kevin Neish photography of Gaza, Palestine on display at conference

Over lunch on Saturday, May 4, Victoria human rights activist Kevin Neish will present photography of his recent 5 week tour of Gaza. Kevin Neish says, “Amidst the Israeli forces’ rockets, hijackings, kidnappings, shootings and blackouts, the Palestinian people of Gaza carry on with their lives. In Arabic they are called ‘Sumud’, in English it’s steadfast and unyielding.” He documented his trip with photographs and essays at

Since 1989, Mr. Neish has volunteered as a  human rights observer in Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia and Palestine, first in the West Bank and now Gaza. He survived the Israeli assault on the Mavi Marmara in May 2010.

Palestinian children in Beit Hanoun, Gaza
Palestinian farmers working their land in the “buffer zone” face occupation gun towers
Mural in Gaza City
Mural in Gaza City
Gaza's woman fisher, Madleen Kolab, protesting at sea
Gaza’s woman fisher, Madleen Kolab, protesting at sea