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'Occupied Pleasures' – Palestinian resilience in the face of occupation

Hyatt (left) recently took a yoga lesson from a visiting American yoga instructor. She is now teaching the young residents of her village, Zataara, a small village on the outskirts of Bethlehem in the West Bank. The women are increasing in number each week--and they say it is proving to be the ultimate release. (Photograph by Tanya Habjouqa)

'Occupied Pleasures' – Palestinian resilience in the face of occupation

'Occupied Pleasures' captures Palestinians at play. As a photojournalist covering the Middle East, photographer Tanya Habjouqa found herself asking, "Where do people find joy amidst a daily existence circumscribed by travel restrictions, security check points and the routine harassment that accompanies occupation In Occupied Pleasures she shows the human side of enduring conflict, the human need for release, for relaxation, for moments of peace.

'Occupied Pleasures' to be published by FotoEvidence is set for release in November 2015. To pre-order or contribute to the book, go to their Kickstarter page.

FotoEvidence is a publishing house for documentary photographers whose work focuses on social justice and human rights. Each year the FotoEvidence Book Award acknowledges one photographer, selected by an international jury, with the publication of a book.

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