Jerusalem


Through the decades, there have been countless excellent photographs made in Jerusalem.  But in my view, too many of them have depicted cliches.  

The real Jerusalem is more nuanced, more creative, and, yes, more fun than is commonly depicted.  A city of warm connections and playful juxtapositions.  It's one living city.





"Loading Balloons into Taxi"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2015
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A few hours before the start of Shushan Purim.  And yes, they all fit.











"Ethiopian Israeli Men at Sigd Celebration"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2009
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"Teenage Girl and Younger Girl at Hassenfeld Family Fountain on a Hot Summer Night"
Teddy Park, Jerusalem, Israel, 2015
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"A Haredi Street Performer Outside a Fashionable Storefront at Mamilla Mall"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2016
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"No More Bad Days"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2017
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Religious, Secular, Jewish, Arab, Male, Female, Young, Old, Talented, Not so much....Everyone's welcome at the Jerusalem Skateboard Park, a great example of peaceful coexistence.  In this photo, the older girl in the sunshine glides smoothly while the younger girl in the shade struggles to her feet.











"Reading Scripture in Near Total Darkness"
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel, 2016
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"Art in the Shuk"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2010
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The Mehane Yehuda Market.











"Haredi Boys in Lions Fountain"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2015
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"'Cool' and 'Sexy'"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2016
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"Arab Boy on Donkey"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2018
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"Jewish Woman on Yom Kippur"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2017
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"Woman Using Smartphone on Post Office Steps"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2015
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"Western Wall in Snow"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2015
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On this day, there was more posing than praying.











"Candy Store, Muslim Quarter, Old City"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2016
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Just before the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Fitr.












"Used Book Store"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2015
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"Socks Hanging Out to Dry"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2009
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"Three Haredi Men Examining an Etrog"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2015
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