Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

The Washington Post commissioned me to photograph a story about Graffiti artist Solomon Souza who spray-paints bold depictions of fanciful animals, biblical scenes and portraits of pioneering personalities of the past and present over closed shutters at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem. Read the story online

Author: William Booth

Photo Editor: Nick Kirkpatrick

Photo caption: Israelis drink coffee in front of a graffiti depicting film director Steven Spielberg which was painted over a closed shutter next to a home utilit store, at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

Vendors make preparations to close their stall as they pass in front of a graffiti depicting Rabbi Shlomo Ben David Lakein which was painted over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel. 

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

An orthodox Jewish woman stands in front of a graffiti depicting an unrecognized Jewish personality which was painted over a shutter as she does some last minute shopping, at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man passes in front of a graffiti depicting King Solomon, which was painted over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

Israelis pass next to a graffiti depicting Samson killing a lion with his bare hands which was painted over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

Shoppers pass in front of a graffiti depicting fanciful animals which was painted over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

Israeli Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox shoppers stand in front of a graffiti depicting a Jewish man praying, which was painted over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

A vendor pulls down the shutter to a store next to graffiti depicting physicist Albert Einstein (L) which was painted over a closed shutter of another store at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

A Vendor closes the shutter of her store, which has a graffiti depicting Zionist leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky painted over the it, at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

An ultra-Orthodox man passes in front of a graffiti depicting an unrecognized woman which was painted over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

Israeli women enjoy at a local bar as they sit in front of a graffiti depicting Fanciful animals which was painted over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel. 

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

Israeli women enjoy at a local bar as they sit in front of a graffiti depicting the late Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin which was painted over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

Israelis hug (R) as others play musical instruments in front of a graffiti depicting an unrecognized Jewish woman which was painted over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

People watch artist Solomon Souza (R) as he spray-paints a portrait depicting Israeli-Arab news anchor Lucy Aharish over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

A friend of artist Solomon Souza (not pictured) compares the photo of Israeli-Arab news anchor Lucy Aharish seen on a mobile phone to the one painted over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

Artist Solomon Souza is seen as he spray-paints a portrait depicting Israeli-Arab news anchor Lucy Aharish over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel. 

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

Artist Solomon Souza is seen as he spray-paints a portrait depicting Israeli-Arab news anchor Lucy Aharish over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel. 

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti
Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

The Washington Post commissioned me to photograph a story about Graffiti artist Solomon Souza who spray-paints bold depictions of fanciful animals, biblical scenes and portraits of pioneering personalities of the past and present over closed shutters at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem. Read the story online

Author: William Booth

Photo Editor: Nick Kirkpatrick

Photo caption: Israelis drink coffee in front of a graffiti depicting film director Steven Spielberg which was painted over a closed shutter next to a home utilit store, at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

Vendors make preparations to close their stall as they pass in front of a graffiti depicting Rabbi Shlomo Ben David Lakein which was painted over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel. 

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

An orthodox Jewish woman stands in front of a graffiti depicting an unrecognized Jewish personality which was painted over a shutter as she does some last minute shopping, at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man passes in front of a graffiti depicting King Solomon, which was painted over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

Israelis pass next to a graffiti depicting Samson killing a lion with his bare hands which was painted over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

Shoppers pass in front of a graffiti depicting fanciful animals which was painted over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

Israeli Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox shoppers stand in front of a graffiti depicting a Jewish man praying, which was painted over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

A vendor pulls down the shutter to a store next to graffiti depicting physicist Albert Einstein (L) which was painted over a closed shutter of another store at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

A Vendor closes the shutter of her store, which has a graffiti depicting Zionist leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky painted over the it, at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

An ultra-Orthodox man passes in front of a graffiti depicting an unrecognized woman which was painted over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

Israeli women enjoy at a local bar as they sit in front of a graffiti depicting Fanciful animals which was painted over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel. 

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

Israeli women enjoy at a local bar as they sit in front of a graffiti depicting the late Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin which was painted over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

Israelis hug (R) as others play musical instruments in front of a graffiti depicting an unrecognized Jewish woman which was painted over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

People watch artist Solomon Souza (R) as he spray-paints a portrait depicting Israeli-Arab news anchor Lucy Aharish over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

A friend of artist Solomon Souza (not pictured) compares the photo of Israeli-Arab news anchor Lucy Aharish seen on a mobile phone to the one painted over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

Artist Solomon Souza is seen as he spray-paints a portrait depicting Israeli-Arab news anchor Lucy Aharish over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel. 

Commissions - The Washington Post - Jerusalem Market Shutters Graffiti

Artist Solomon Souza is seen as he spray-paints a portrait depicting Israeli-Arab news anchor Lucy Aharish over a closed shutter at the Mahane Yehuda Market, often called 'The Shuk' on February 24, 2016, in Jerusalem, Israel. 

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