Steve Sabella is a Palestinian contemporary visual artist, born in Jerusalem in 1975. He was granted the Ellen Auerbach Award by the Akademie der Künste (Academy of the Arts) in Berlin in 2008 and was short-listed for the Terry O’Neil Award of Contemporary Photography in the UK (2008).
Sabella’s work has been collected by the Ars Aevi museum in Sarajevo, leading collectors in the Middle East, and part of his 2004 work, till the end, is part of the permanent collection of the British Museum in London. He is one of the commissioned artists for the inauguration of the Arab Museum of Modern Art, which opened in Qatar in December 2010.
In July 2005, Sabella, then working as a United Nations Development Programme worker, was held hostage for several hours by a masked gunman while working in Gaza City.
In 2008, Sabella undertook a commission to travel to Jerusalem and document trips to our satellite centre in Hebron and on Outreach. The resulting images - which can be seen here - have been used in our subsequent publicity materials, as a fundraising tool and to illustrate our Jerusalem Scene news bulletin.
We hope you enjoy them. See more of Steve's work by following these links: