MAASer Dan Walsh Discusses His Collection of Palestine Poster Art

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"Gazing at a fine specimen of politically charged Palestinian poster art, most viewers see a potent message delivered with striking aesthetic appeal. Current MAAS student Dan Walsh sees things a little differently.

Through his work gathering and digitally archiving thousands of posters created by Palestinian artists or addressing the subject of Palestine, Dan discovered that the poster art of Palestine could be studied from an ethnographic, rather than strictly aesthetic, perspective—adding a new dimension to how we understand the land and its people.

"I was intrigued by the idea that the poster art of Palestine held some unique qualities that, if understood better, would allow for a discourse that is less anemic and more natural...more nuanced," he said via email."