ISRAEL/JORDAN


From the moment you hit the streets in Israel or Jordan, you inevitably stumble over the region’s cultural, religious, and political fault lines. The initial dialogue goes something like this:
 
Person: (man on the street, cab driver, shopkeeper, etc.): “Where are you from?”
You: “The U.S.”
Person: “Why are you here?”
You: “I’m a tourist—I’ve always wanted to visit.”
Person: “No. Why are you here?”

It can feel more like an interrogation than a conversation. Which makes sense. In an active conflict zone shaped by centuries of carnage and conquest, people are naturally wary. It’s important to know with whom you’re talking. And it makes street photography a much more delicate proposition. So rather than land in a specific ideological camp and make editorial statements, my goal was to photograph common ground where I could find it–everyday moments that people shared, regardless of religion or nationality.​

Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem

Zfat, Israel

Bedouin Village, Israel

Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv, Israel

Zfat, Israel

Side Street, Jerusalem

Muslim Marketplace, Jerusalem

Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem

Mahane Yehuda, Jerusalem

Muslim Quarter, Jerusalem

Christian Quarter, Jerusalem

Mahane Yehuda, Jerusalem

Greek Orthodox Quarter, Jerusalem

Wailing Wall, Jerusalem

Wailing Wall, Jerusalem

Mahane Yehuda, Jerusalem

Amman, Jordan

Petra, Jordan

Petra, Jordan

Petra, Jordan

Petra, Jordan

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