2014 Photo Contest, Daily Life, Stories, 2nd prize

Occupied Pleasures

Photographer

Tanya Habjouqa

31 August, 2013

Khalid Zir and his five daughters take a break in the ruins of their demolished home.

More than four million people live in Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem, often in overcrowded or deprived conditions. People’s movements are circumscribed and the threat of violence never quite goes away. Yet although the challenges of conflict and occupation overhang everyday life, people are not solely focused on the difficulties of survival.

About

Tanya Habjouqa

She approaches her subjects with sensitivity and an eye for the absurd. She is the author of Occupied Pleasures, heralded by TIME magazine and the Smithsonian as one of the best ...

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