Jerusalem, My Home


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.





"Storefront Window with Mannequins during Corona"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2020
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The apartment building across the street is reflected in the glass.











"Relaxing in Zion Square (before Corona restrictions)"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2020
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"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.











"Walking on Jaffa Road, Friday Night after the Rain"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2020
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"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 Hot, Tired Priest Reads in the Shade"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2018
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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.











"Art in the Shuk"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2010
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The Mehane Yehuda Market.











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












"Sometimes It's Not About How It Looks"
Jerusalem, Israel, 2020
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