"Kitab al-Balad" - The Book of the City

"I started the project 4 years ago. I wanted to learn about the relationship between religion, national ambition for a Palestinian state and the presence of the Israeli army. At first it was an attempt to understand social life of Haram ash-Sheriff (Temple Mount) and evolved into a project about Palestinian life under Israeli control in all eastern Jerusalem. The Project was shot around the Old City, Tzur Baher, Dzhabel Mukaber and other villages around Jerusalem."

Photographs by Julia Komissaroff. All Rights Reserved © foto8 2003