by Antonio Faccilongo

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HABIBI by Antonio Faccilongo is the recipient of the 2020 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo

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Photographs Copyright© 2020 Antonio Faccilongo
Text copyright © 2020 Antonio Faccilongo
Photo Editor: Sarah Leen
Design: Ramon Pez
Introduction: Dr. Paridah Abd Samad
Text Editor: David Stuart
Post Production:  Daniele Zedda
Poem:  “Revenge” by Taha Muhammad Ali
Translated from the Arabic by Pete Cole, Yahya Hijazi and Gabriel Levin and reprinted from “Hymns & Qualms: New and Selected Poems and Translation,” Peter Cole (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2017). 

HABIBI is the winner of the 2020 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. The Book Award is given each year to a photographer whose work demonstrates courage and commitment in the pursuit of human rights. The project was selected to be published as a book by an international jury.

HABIBI, is a chronicle of a love story set in one of the longest and most complicated contemporary conflicts, the Israeli-Palestinian war. It follows families in Palestine with men serving long sentences in Israeli jails, who smuggle sperm and use in-vitro fertilization to have children.  Most media depict Palestine as a war zone. HABIBI takes a purely humanistic approach to one non-violent response to oppression.   

The book HABIBI is printed in a limited edition of 500 copies. It measures  17x 23 cm. and contains 58 color photographs, four inserts with images of prisoners taken of from a CCTV  video and a personal narrative by the photographer. The book is enhanced with the poetry of Taha Muhammad Ali.

Read an interview with Antonio here.

Review of Habibi by Collector Daily available here.