Tuesday, 13 November
77 Tarrytown Road, Suite 2W
White Plains, NY
Palestinian cartoonist and graphic artist Mohammad Sabaaneh is doing a U.S. tour sponsored by Just World Educational and titled “Picture This: Life & Art in Palestine.” He lives in Ramallah, Palestine, where he is the lead political cartoonist for the daily paper Al-Hayat al-Jadida. In 2013 he was detained for five months by the Israeli authorities. He spent much of the time in solitary confinement, a situation that inspired the creation of his first book of cartoons, White & Black: Political Cartoons from Palestine, which was published in 2017 by Just World Books and will be on sale at our event. The book won rave reviews from leading political cartoonists around the world including KAL of The Economist, Matt Wuerker of Politico, and Joe Sacco.
Mohammad is the Middle East representative of the Cartoonists Rights Network International. He has had solo and group exhibitions of his work in numerous countries around the world and has conducted cartooning workshops in many parts of Palestine. Last fall he won the Médaille d’Or at the Marseille Cartooning Festival. Shortly after that, he was featured by a UN committee in an exhibition at the UN headquarters as one of Palestine’s two leading cartoonists, along with the late Naji al-Ali. This year he has already been enthusiastically received in Edinburgh and London, and after the present tour he is headed to France.
To keep up with the flow of Mohammad’s creativity, you can follow “@Sabaaneh” on Twitter or Instagram.