Osama Silwadi UNESCO Silk Roads
Photojournalist, Palestine

Osama Silwadi is a Palestinian ‏Photojournalist, Visual Storyteller and Folklorist. He began his career in 1991. He documents ongoing conflict. At the age of nineteen, Silwadi worked as a freelance Photojournalist for various local newspapers and later worked for Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Reuters. Moreover, he was a permanent correspondent in Palestine for the GAMMA photography agency. Silwadi believes in using photography as a vehicle in which to archive Palestinian visual history. Furthermore, he prioritizes photography’s broader importance by documenting significant events. Osama has Published 11 Photo Books documenting Parts of Palestinian Heritage.