Arab-Bedouin Women Featured in a Virtual Photography Exhibition

A new – virtual – exhibition of photographs by Arab-Bedouin women from unrecognized villages in the Naqab (Negev Desert) depicting their lives is now available on the internet.

Entitled Recognized –Life and Resilience as Captured by Bedouin Women, and presented by the Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality, the exhibition features a collection of photographs taken by Arab-Bedouin women over the past few years. The exhibition aims at enabling the photographers to shed light on their struggle for “recognition, human rights and dignity, by representing social, political, and gender-related issues that indigenous people worldwide must face.”

The photographs in the exhibition provide these women with an opportunity to display and present their perspective to a wide public, even amidst the coronavirus pandemic. It is estimated that over 90,000 Arab-Bedouin citizens of Israel live in unrecognized villages that are subject to home demolitions and evictions.

The photo-exhibit is online, and can be viewed at