Visual Arts and Artworks
Ala Khayo Makari
Born and raised in Jerusalem, the city of peace that has never known peace, Ala has found in photography the peace that the world lacks. She believes that although human diversity is continuously being used to build up walls among people, a photo can simply knock these walls down. For a photo has the ability to convey the essence of being, uniting its diverse audience in universal humanity. Photography is not the only form of art Ala likes. She has grown up in an art-loving family, where she learned different handicrafts from her mother Samira Shehadeh, a life-long school teacher. Together they paint on silk and various textiles. They also paint on glass, mirrors, wood, and pottery. They have a passion for assembling ornaments for various occasions and treasure the most the traditional embroidery.