“As I think about how Bennett might have wanted to be remembered, it seems to me that photography was a means to share her views of humanity and then about individuals. An appreciation of people, individually and collectively, is what seemed to drive her. Individual images were important based on what they communicated of the person.” -Charles J. Lohrmann

Sue Bennett and John Running traveled to Palestine in 1980, and again in 1982, to photograph the people living amidst the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. They focused on documenting the daily life of Palestinians rather than the overt political issues within the area. Bennett recalls stonings in the streets, witnessing arrests, and even having a cucumber thrown at her by a merchant. The portraits taken there resulted in a collaborative photography book with Running, I’m from Palestine, which was published in 1982.

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