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Mahfouz Abu Turk

Mahfouz Abu Turk

Sector : Media, Journalists

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1948
  • Age: 68
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Born in Hebron on 2 July 1948; raised in Jerusalem; enrolled in photography courses in Jerusalem (1989-90) and Italy; participated in a number of exhibitions; covered news scenes for different magazines and agencies, incl. Reuters; founding members of the Palestinian Photojournalists’ Committee in Jerusalem in 1998 and serves as its treasurer; founding member of the Arab Union of Photographers in Baghdad in 1999; was detained on several occasions and treated for back and head injury from Israeli army assaults during the Al-Aqsa Intifada; works as freelance photojournalist through his Sunbula Media office; serves as spokesperson for homeless Palestinians at the Sumud (Steadfastness) Camp in Jerusalem. 


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