Hundreds of African Asylum seekers, mostly Eritreans and Sudanese protest outside Israel's Supreme Court in Jerusalem, on January 26, 2017, during a demonstration against Israeli government's proposed deportation policy. Israel's Interior Ministry plans to force asylum seekers to choose one of three options: imprisonment in Israel for an unlimited time, returning to their home country, or leaving Israel for one of the "third countries" (such as Uganda or Rwanda) knowing full well that they will have no legal status on their arrival and will be forced to leave, at great risk to their lives.
I'm proud to have my photo on the cover of The Washington Post for the second time this month. Story by William Booth, photo editor Nick Kirkpatrick.
Following the UN Security Council Resolution to declare Israeli settlements illegal and a speech by the US Secretary of State, John Kerry in which he defended the Obama administration's decision to allow the resolution, Photo Editor Nick Kirkpatrick of The Washington Post commissioned me to photograph a story about Israel's West Bank Jewish Settlements.
A Christian tourist takes a selfie with golden Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site both seen in the back behind him, in Jerusalem's Old City, on December 27, 2016.
Tearsheets from a story I photographed for November's issue of Institutional Investor Magazine about Israel's Homeland security i-HLSUnmanned Systems Air Show (AUS&R 2016). Creative Director Ed Johnson.
You can read the story by Jonathan Kandell here http://bit.ly/2eQh08b
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev removes a 'kippa' (Jewish skull cap for men) after a memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, Israel, on November 11, 2016.
Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu (partially seen in the center of the first photo) attends a ceremony marking Israel's first Aliyah Day, a new national holiday celebrating immigration at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem, on November 8, 2016. Literally “ascension,” Aliyah is a Hebrew term used to refer to Jewish immigration to Israel. In June Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed the National Aliyah Day into law, instituting the holiday on the seventh day of the Hebrew month of Heshvan, coinciding with the reading of the Torah portion in which Abraham is told to leave his home to go to the promised land.
Jessica Yasmin Barhum serves coffee and cake at her home in the village of Ein Rafa, near Jerusalem, on October 24, 2016. Jessica is a facilitator at ‘Living in the Levant’, which aims to present Islam and the Arab population of Israel to non-Muslims through tours in the village of Ein Rafa and visits at the local mosque.
Jessica also works as a Garden Designer at Young Green Leaf – Or Gan, she completed her B.A in landscape architecture at Leeds University in 2001. Since then, she gained experience in landscape planning through her work in the U.K. and in Israel. She participated in a horticultural course in the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens and graduated from a community organizing and advocacy course at Jaffa College.
Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, addresses the Jewish Agency's Board of Governors at the Knesset, Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, on November 1, 2016. The second photo shows Netanyahu (C) and his bodyguards silhouetted as he leaves the event.