Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Join William Parry in Columbia, Maryland!

“Against the Wall: The Art of Resistance in Palestine”
with William Parry

Sat., March 3, 2:00 p.m. 
Howard County Central Library 
Columbia, Maryland

William Parry, a London-based photojournalist & author who contributes regularly to the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA), is launching his new book, “Against the Wall: The Art of Resistance in Palestine,” with a U.S. book tour.

His stunning book of photos captures the graffiti and street art that has transformed Israel’s apartheid wall in the occupied West Bank into a living canvas of resistance and solidarity. Featuring the work of international street artists including Banksy, Ron English, Swoon, Faile and Blu, as well as Palestinian artists and international grassroots activists, these photos express outrage, compassion, solidarity, peaceful resistance and touching humor. They mirror the wall’s toll on lives and livelihoods and are coupled with interviews that show the hardship it has brought to tens of thousands of Palestinians, preventing their access to work, education, families, vital medical care and places of worship.


“Against the Wall” has received excellent reviews and publicity in a range of media, including Electronic Intifada, Publishers Weekly, and the New York Review of Books.


Parry will show slides of his photos and tell the stories behind them on Sat., March 3, at 2 p.m, at:


Howard County Central Library 

10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy 
Columbia, MD  21044

Copies of his book will be available to buy.


His presentation is free of charge and open to the public. Free parking is available at the library.

The event is sponsored by the Howard County–based Committee for Palestinian Rights. For more information: CPR_Maryland@yahoo.com