Ever since her first high-profile actions with the PFLP, Leila Khaled has been photographed by international media, ranging from the iconic images of her in front of an aeroplane at Beirut airport after the Damascus hijacking, to later images of Khaled the ‘elder stateswoman’ of the Palestinian Left. Examples include:
As well as photographs of Leila Khaled, many artists have created works incorporating her image, often based on some of the iconic pictures from her 20s. These include:
Street art in Berlin: http://www.flickr.com/photos/47916855@N04/4479547099/
Amer Shomali’s portrait of Khaled, made up of 3,500 tubes of lipstick and on show at Bir Zeit University. Addicted to Beauty.