Photo Essay: Palestine

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Photographs by Rose Clayton Words by Billie Jenkins

In 2013 Rose Clayton exchanged a traditional English summer for Kafr Qaddum, a village in the Northern part of Palestine’s West Bank and Nablus, a city 50 miles away from Jerusalem. An area of conflict, controversy, and daily oppression for many of the inhabitants whom are forced to live out their lives under the conditions of a violent territory dispute and the hatred that brings between sides. One of the first lessons when she arrived was the power of the camera, one of the few weapons of effect for those championing peaceful resistance. On her return she described the power the camera of a visitor can give to those who cannot leave, documenting their struggles and taking them to a wider audience who may finally be able to understand and hear their stories of life in an world where teargas and rubber bullets are routine. Here we publish some of the many photographs she brought home, which provoke ideas of both violence and domesticity.

Karf Qaddum

 

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Nablus

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