links to ongoing and past projects

The blog Touching Photographs uses my own photographs and those of others to discuss photography and to support causes. This page culls from the blog and other sources those projects that best illustrate my own ongoing photographic practice. Click on any image to see more photographs and texts from these projects.

“Demolition, Liberation: May 5, Al-Markez” is about the aftermath of a demolition in the South Hebron Hills, part of a series about demolitions in the Jordan Valley and in the South Hebron Hills that also includes posts about waiting for demolitions, preempting them and experiencing them.


“Women, Tents, Energy, Caves” is part of an ongoing photographic study of an effort by Palestinian women to help themselves and the sources of energy on which their progress depends


“A lovely day in South Hebron,” “Obstructed Vision,” and “Keep off the Grass” are excerpts from an ongoing study of the Israeli activist group “Ta’ayush.”




The eruv project has taken many forms over the past several years, among them academic papers and exhibitions. The excerpts here are from “The Introduction to the Eruv” at MAVCOR (Center for Material and Visual Cultures of Religion) and Eruvin in the Settlements.



“Marking Time: Photographs from Dheisheh refugee Camp,” is part of an ongoing project, “Conversations on the Periphery,” a study of the evolving conversation through murals on the walls of the camp. This selection of eight photographs was featured in the exhibit, Waiting Rooms of History, at the Kunstverein Paderborn, May-June, 2016.


I took the photographs for “Out of the Closet, Into the Street” at the first gay liberation rally in Chicago in April, 1970.

54-102-38-glfbwAll photographs © 2016 Margaret Olin

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