One of the things I have been involved in for almost 20 years is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It’s not my conflict, and it’s not my land, but I have been active in this area for a long time. My academic work is also closely related – more details here. I don’t want to discuss my involvement in these issues in any great detail here, but one of the things that I have found very satisfying is the linkage I have been able to make between my commentating on the reality of the conflict and my photography, in this Ekklesia essay, for example. Awareness that I was planning this article also made me seek out particular themes for my photography with a sense of responsibility to the subject, as well as to the putative reader – a kind of very real photojournalism, if you like.
The galleries that are referred to in the article are at present incomplete. I have not yet had time to develop these sufficiently, but more images will come soon. I will also post here when they do, since I also have a series of images that form a study on the Apartheid Wall in Bethlehem.