Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 February 2020

Roof Knocking by Celia Peterson

A picture tells a thousand words; it tells a story, one that can evoke numerous different emotions. A new photography exhibition, Roof Knocking by Celia Peterson, documents the stories of the thousands of people displaced and affected by the war in Gaza in 2014.

It is being held in support of the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) and the Pediatric Cancer Department in Gaza.

The PCRF opened the first public Pediatric Cancer Department in the West Bank in 2013. The non-profit organisation aims to raise USD$4 million to be able to build a similar fully operational department in Gaza.

Speaking about the exhibition, Peterson said: “Roof Knocking is a testament to over 17,000 people whose homes and life belongings were destroyed due to war. The powerful images depict the suffering that people of Gaza endured and are still enduring for no fault of their own. I hope that these images can help to raise awareness about their suffering and encourage people to support those who are affected by war.”

The exhibition runs until Tuesday, March 31, at the Art Plus Gallery in Dubai.

Steve Sosebee, co-founder and chief executive of the PCRF comments: “Roof Knocking is a word that is so strongly associated with war and suffering, especially in the region. It not only signifies loss of materialistic belongings; the pictures you’ll see as part of the exhibition accurately depict how war caused over thousands of people to uproot their lives that they’ve worked so hard to build.”

Updated: March 22, 2015 04:00 AM

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