Jerusalem Express (2 of 3): Shades of Gray

Given the entrenched (and often contrasting) perspectives of Israelis and Palestinians on contentious issues like ownership of Jerusalem, the status of Gaza, and Israeli settlements in the West Bank there is a palpable tension in the region that sometimes spills over into violent confrontation. A growing number of individuals, government officials and nongovernmental organizations have championed peaceful resolutions to the conflict that would provide all concerned parties with the security, dignity and stability they desire.

Despite optimism about incremental successes many people acknowledge that there are not always black and white answers to big questions about a comprehensive long-term solution. As a result, peace advocates encourage concrete, measurable solutions to manageable issues that can improve quality of life for the region’s residents today, while potentially leading to a more holistic change in the future.

Old City IDF Patrol
Nikon F100, Ilford FP4 Plus, ISO 125
Old City Shadow Path
Nikon F100, Ilford Delta 400, ISO 400
Old City Dome View
Nikon F100, Ilford FP4 Plus, ISO 125
Old City Alley Patrol
50mm @ 1/50, f/2, ISO 2000
Old City Stairway
Nikon F100, Ilford FP4 Plus, ISO 125
Old City Street Sitter
Nikon F100, Ilford FP4 Plus, ISO 125
Life in the Old City
Nikon F100, Ilford FP4 Plus, ISO 125
Up Against the Wall
170mm @ 1/640, f/8, ISO 400
Wailing Wall Youth
Nikon F100, Ilford FP4 Plus, ISO 125

Check out all the high-resolution shots from my trip to Jerusalem in my Flickr album.

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