These pictures are of women making saj bread, which we call 'alsherak' in Arabic. This kind of bread is very common in the Middle East and larger Arab world, especially in Bedouin societies. The ingredients are flour, water and a little salt. Mix them together, cut the dough into small pieces and then put one … Continue reading Alsherak Bread by Nedall, Palestine.
At the beginning of the winter my girlfriend and I broke up, which was great timing, since winter is a great time to drain in sorrow. It's like a cycle: In September (Jewish New Year is in September-October) you start the year all happy, filled with New Year resolutions, which last until November. From December … Continue reading Running Without Borders by Yair Arieli, Israel
I really loved this exercise because I enjoy photography so much. Let me begin but guessing what your first reaction would be after seeing these pictures. You are probably going to say: " Well, she didn't take pictures of women, children or taxi drivers..." Indeed, I didn't. I have taken pictures of landscapes, because I want to … Continue reading Deserted Landscapes by Sandra, Tunisia.
What is fair and what is not? Who gets to define that, control it or supervise it? Who gets to install it in this world? We sometimes tend to forget, or more likely, we tend to neglect some of the world’s most generous gifts: nature. Ain Drahem is a place known for being one of the … Continue reading Suffering Beauty by Wiem, Tunisia.
Like veterans of war, women will exchange stories of stitches, scars, pain, and heroism. The way men recount their wartime experiences, exchanging tales of bravery and perhaps near fatal operations, is the way women will tell their birthing stories. I would like to share mine. A gush of water was when I knew the journey … Continue reading A Woman’s Battlefield by Sacha Gorelik, Israel