This collection of images is a visual diary of my exchange semester at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design from October 2019 to March 2020.
Common Ground is a non chronological, personal visual exploration.
Tel Aviv, the city of the Hills of Spring, on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean.
Inside caves on the foot of the mountains of the Juedean Desert, about three centuries old documents with religious text where found by a Bedouin sheperd in 1947.
Mustafa, 22, was born in Jerusalem and runs a hostel with his father
Water, Control, Access and the Judean Desert
In the middle of the 15th Century, Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent ordered a wall to be buildt around the city that in arabic is also known as Al-Quds.
In the shadow of the wall, the man with the kind heart has a warehouse for building materials.
What is the meaning of home?
Early winter vegetation. Due to the unusual late winter and enduring drought the almond tree already started to bloom.
Despite the salty earth, agriculture is possible on the shores of the Dead Sea, and crops like dates and various vegetables and fruit can be cultivated.