Friday, September 08, 2006

Facing the Wall

These photos are a brief study of the security wall that runs through much of the West Bank. The top photograph was taken near East Jerusalem or Al Quds as it is known loacally. The rest are taken in the town of Bethlehem, the relatively quite West bank town is ruthlessly divided by the meandering security wall which cuts through roads and communties. It grey concrete stands alien in the landscape and has become a symbol of the divisions within the region. It also become a canvas for many who voice their opinions against what they see as an illegal occupation through the medium of graffiti. This includes the famous British graffiti artist, Banksy.

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