From Jørgen Grinde's photographs from the Middle East in the 1950s.
24 Jan 2023

Exhibition: More than the humanitarian gaze

The photo exhibition “More than the humanitarian gaze. Jørgen Grinde’s photographs from the Middle East in the 1950s” opens on Thursday 26 January from 15:30 at the University of Bergen (UiB) Library.

The exhibition showcases a selection of Grinde’s (1915-1991) photographs of Palestinian refugees in the 1950s, taken from the UN collection belonging to the Image Collection at the UiB Library.

The exhibition opens on 26 January 2023 and will run until 15 May 2023.

Grinde’s photographs offer a unique entry into both photographic history and Palestinian history. The exhibition has been curated by Kjersti G. Berg (postdoctoral researcher at CMI), Olaf Knarvik (UiB) and Synnøve Marie Vik (UiB). Digital exhibition by Tarje Sælen Lavik.

You can also download the exhibition catalogue


For more information (in Norwegian), visit:

«Mer enn det humanitære blikket. Jørgen Grindes fotografier fra Midtøsten på 1950-tallet» | Universitetsbiblioteket | UiB