The first publication by THEN THERE WAS US press is by photographer Owen Godbert. The project documents his time living in Palestine, working as a volunteer for the charity SkatePal back in March 2016.


SkatePal is a non-profit organisation that builds skateparks, provides equipment & teaches skateboarding to the youth of Palestine. This zine explores Owen’s time living in the village of Asira Al-Shamaliya, where he was teaching children how to skate at the newly built skatepark. It also documents his experiences travelling around the country between teaching classes.

All profits made from the sale of this zine will go to SkatePal, which in turn goes straight back into supporting the skate-scene in Palestine.

All photographs are shot on 35mm & Polaroid film.

Purchase the zine Here.

Donate to SkatePal over on their Website.

Get in contact with Owen.