Portraits of the Enemies

Participants’ Choice Award winner

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Team: Jack Kalish, Karim Ben Khelifa, Maria Rabinovich.

About the Project: Portraits of the Enemies is a web-based documentary by international photojournalist Karim Ben Khelifa that juxtaposes portraits of enemy fighters.


  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • JavaScript/JQuery for video, transitions, scrolling, audio.
  • Soundjs for interactive audio.
Jack Kalish (Photo: Tina Shayevitz)

Jack Kalish is a new media artist, designer, and software developer living and working in New York City. He is interested in the convergence of art and technology as a means of exploring new ideas through engagement and immersion.

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Karim Ben Khelifa

Karim Ben Khelifa is an award winning photojournalist who freelances regularly for Time Magazine, Le Monde, Stern, The New York Times, Vanity Fair and dozens of others. He is also the co-founder of emphas.is. He has worked in more than 80 countries and territories and has had exhibition on four continents. Karim is in 2013 the Carroll Binder Fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.

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» Company Website
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» Follow @karimbenkhelifa on Instagram

Maria Rabinovich

Maria Rabinovich is an artist and developer interested in novel experiences afforded by new communication technologies. She likes to think about how these experiences frame information and effect our relationship to our devices and each other. She loves hackathons and building rapid prototypes to experiment with ideas.

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POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.