Najib Joe Hakim works as a freelance photographer and photojournalist in San Francisco.
His current personal project: Home Away from Home: Little Palestine by the Bay opened in San Francisco Oct. 30, 2014. Juxtaposing recorded oral histories and B&W portraits, the project explores how Palestinians in the SF Bay Area maintain ties to their homeland while living in a country whose political culture abhors their personal aspirations. The viewer will be able to hear the voice of the person while looking into their photographed eyes.
This project follows Hakim’s Born Among Mirrors in which Hakim portrayed his own family’s journey from Palestine to the United States. Born Among Mirrors has been exhibited in galleries on both coasts, including the Jerusalem Fund Gallery in 2010. Parts of the project can be viewed at: .
He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Center of Contemporary Arab Studies.