Hamed Al-Hindawi Story
My name is Hamed Al-Hindawi, born in 1939. During the Nakba, my family and I migrated from the village of “Bashit” to the village of
“Yabna”, and from there to “Ashdod”, then “Al-Majdal”, then “Khan Yunis”, then “Rafah”, to “Egypt”, and then we returned to the “Nuseirat camp” in the central Gaza Strip, until we finally settled in 1961 in “ Khan Yunis camp” .
I acquired my first camera in 1954, a type of
“Box Camera”, its film can hold eight photos. I worked in the most famous studios in the cities of Riyadh and Taif in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, until my vision weakened and I suffered a stroke in my tongue, and my leather bag, which was carrying four broken old film cameras, and one instant camera wore out.
Despite the exhaustion of the years, the cameras, the weight of my bag and my tongue, the old photos that I took will forever tell the stories of my people.