Steve Sabella, born 1975 in Jerusalem, Palestine, is a
Berlin-based artist whose work is exhibited and held
in collections around the world. He holds a MA in
photographic studies from the University of Westminster
and a MA in art business from Sotheby’s Institute of
Art. He received the 2008 Ellen Auerbach Award from
the Akademie der Künste Berlin, which included the
subsequent publication of his monograph Steve Sabella—
Photography 1997–2014, spanning his two decade career.
This is an excerpt from chapter fourteen of The Parachute Paradox. In September 2016
Kerber Verlag published the Berlin-based artist’s memoir, which explores three decades
of his life under Israeli occupation and the arduous search for liberation from within.