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Hope Under Siege Photography Exhibition
Date Sunday May 14
Time 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
Michelle O’Connor Gallery, located at 2111 Mission Street at 17th Street in San Francisco (1 block from Mission BART).
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorLisa Nessan
You and your friends are invited to attend the San Francisco debut of HOPE UNDER SIEGE, a collaborative photo exhibition depicting the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land and people.

The Hope Under Siege Exhibition is on view from May 13 to May 26 at the Michelle O’Connor Gallery, located at 2111 Mission Street at 17th Street in San Francisco (1 block from the Mission BART station). Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 3:00pm–6:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 12:00 noon–5:00pm. Special public events are listed on the exhibition website at

Documentary photographers Aisha Mershani and Lisa Nessan capture resistance to Israeli occupation and current life in Palestine. The images in this diverse collection of photographs taken between 2002 and 2006 go beyond the headlines of the mainstream media toward a deeper understanding of reality on-the-ground in West Bank, Palestine.

The Photographers:
Aisha Mershani was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, to an American Jewish mother and Moroccan Muslim father. Since December 2003, Palestine/Israel has been the focus of her documentary photography. The expression of resistance in everyday life is the primary objective of her photographic work.

Lisa Nessan is a Jewish American activist and photographer from the San Francisco Bay Area. Since September 2002, Lisa has conducted nonviolence trainings for hundreds of international volunteers in the West Bank. She has worked with Israeli, Palestinian and international organizations to facilitate support for Palestinian communities threatened by, and nonviolently resisting, Israeli military occupation and settler violence.

Please contact the photographers with any additional questions: Aisha Mershani at, and Lisa Nessan at
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