Palestinian Life photographs

From Censorpedia

Date: 2002

Region: North America

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Photography


Artist: various

Confronting Bodies: Chicago city officials responding to audience complaints

Date of Action: June, 2002

Location: Thompson Center, Chicago, IL

Description of Artwork: Photographs of the Palestinian experience 1948-1998. The images show violence and despair.


The Incident: The photos were removed by the governor's office within an hour of their hanging because they were considered "too political," and could be seen as "anti-Israeli" but were reinstalled the very next day.

Results of Incident: The exhibition remained on display until the end of the week.

Source: Chicago Sun Times