During its prime, Life Magazine featured some of the greatest writers, editors, illustrators and photographers of the time. Life chronicled daily life in America and across the world. It profiled celebrities- from world leaders to entertainers. And it documented a world at war.
Recently, Palestinian activists have been re-purposing the iconic photos of the Life Magazine collection, in an effort to create a history that hadn't existed before.
The Palestine Project has reproduced and recaptioned photos from the Life Magazine collection, replacing references and captions of "Arabs" with "Palestinians", and removing the photos from their historic context. They are literally re-writing history, seeking to misled, rather than inform.
|Original photos describes a 13 year old Arab boy|
|Original caption describes Arab refugees|
|Altered caption describes Palestinian refugees|
|Original caption describes Arab refugees ferried across the bay to Acre|
|Altered caption describes "exiled" Palestinian refugees|