Lina Khalid: Photo Diaries

A research and curatorial project by Claire Koelling ’19

November 1–16, 2018 – Horn Gallery

Photo Diaries is a survey of documentary photography by the young Palestinian-Jordanian Photographer, Lina Khalid. It is a humanizing story of courage and compassion in two places: the refugee camps and streets of protest. Poised for change and averse to complacency, the subjects of each photo expressively tell their stories outside a Western-dominated paradigm.

Khalid started her career interested in photo-journalism. After earning a BA in journalism and media in Jordan, she was inspired by the way in which photo documentation could educate the general public. Jordan, a country facing population pressures from a high number of refugees and asylum seekers, is home to a diverse identity that permeates its political borders and presents unique political and economic challenges.

Khalid’s duel Palestinian-Jordanian identity attunes her lens to those affected by displacement and encapsulates their determination and solidarity. The series, coupled with commentary by the artist, presents an alternative narrative. A story that Khalid hopes you can engage with and pass on.

Curated by Claire Koelling ’19

This exhibition was made possible, in part, by the Kenyon College Art History Department, the Office of Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion, and the Kenyon College Community Development Fund.