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herodion and other hilltops

Herodion is an ancient hilltop fortress built by Herod, then conquered by the Romans, and later used as a base by the Jews during the Bar Kokhba revolt. (I recently read Marguerite Yourcenar’s Mémoires d’Hadrien, so I was already aware … Continue reading

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other construction

The barrier wall and settlements aren’t the only thing being built in the West Bank. I also saw a lot of new Palestinian residential construction on the outskirts of Beit Sahour.

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drawing tests

These images may or not become drawings, and there are other changes afoot in the studio, but this is some of what I might be working on over the next few months. Most of these were taken in the West … Continue reading

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mapping, cartography, getting lost

I am usually a pretty good navigator, and I understand the position of the sun and the direction and length of shadows vis-à-vis the time of day and the points on a compass. But I am used to roads having … Continue reading

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Beit Ommar

We arrived in Beit Ommar at sunset so there was little time to photograph. Had we arrived earlier, I might have taken a picture of the white truck parked on the road between the edge of this orchard and the … Continue reading

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Al Walaja

One Saturday, I visited the town of Al Walaja with an activist I had met. The town is being surrounded by the barrier wall on all sides, as fields, orchards, backyards, and family cemeteries are cut off from the families … Continue reading

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