Hope Under Siege is a collaborative photo exhibit exposing the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land and people. Documentary photographers Aisha Mershani and Lisa Nessan capture resistance to Israeli occupation and the life under occupation in Palestine. The images in this diverse collection of photographs taken between 2002 and 2006 go beyond the headlines of the mainstream media toward a deeper understanding of what the reality looks like on the ground in West Bank, Palestine.
Aisha Mershani was born in Las Vegas, NV, USA to an American Jewish mother and Moroccan Muslim father. From December 2003, to the present day, Palestine/Israel has been the focus of her present/historical documentation.
Lisa Nessan is a Jewish American activist and photographer from the Bay Area. Lisa has lived and worked in the West Bank since September 2002 where she has coordinated extensively to facilitate the support for Palestinian communities threatened by Israeli military and settler violence.