Mohamed Badarne is a photographer, trainer, and activist. Born in the Palestinian village of Arraba in the Galilee, he got involved in social activism as a teenager. He volunteered in refugee camps and built a human rights movement for Palestinian youths. Until 2012, he earned his living as a high-school teacher and NGO worker.
Since then – after graduating in Professional Photography – he has dedicated his career to photography and teaching photography. Mohamed leads workshops in cooperation with NGOs, community centers, and independent groups. For his own photographic work he received grants from renowned art foundations, and his projects were exhibited in such diverse venues as Darat al-Funoun Art Gallery in Amman, the Fusion Festival, the European Center for Constitutional Rights (ECCHR) in Berlin, the International Labour Organization in Geneva and the UN Headquarters in New York. Mohamed’s work is included in the collections of Khaled Shuman and Qatara Art as well as other private collections. He curated “People of the Sea”, the opening exhibition of Qalandia International art festival in 2016.