Life Along Israel’s Separation Wall | The New Yorker

Life Along Israel’s Separation Wall

The photographer Ofir Berman captures two entangled realities.

via The New Yorker:

Israelis are forbidden from crossing the wall to Palestinian city centers, yet the Israeli photographer Ofir Berman has managed to find a way to her subjects, through Palestinian friends she met while working in a refugee camp in the Greek island of Leros. Once she got to know the stories of the people living in the West Bank, she says, “I wasn’t able to look back.” Berman has spent the past year frequenting both sides of the wall, documenting daily life in one of the most contested stretches of land in the world. Her lens captures the rhythms of men, women, and children who happen to be Israeli or Palestinian, of routines that appear strikingly similar for occupier and occupied