When I tell you that my family and I attended a Bedouin wedding this week, what do you think of? Maybe tents, a fire, camels, and sand? Well, of course there are still some Bedouins who live this way, about 50,000 in Palestine and Israel, but the other 150,000 live a sedentary lifestyle. A Bedouin … Continue reading A Bedouin Wedding by Nidal, Palestine
There is this moment in life when you decide that you want to get out of your comfort zone. A moment when you decide to say yes to new opportunities, experiences and adventures. That moment of courage is truly life changing. About two years ago, I decided that I wanted to go on an exchange … Continue reading The Challenge of Change, by Sama Karram, Israel.
I decided to share with you these pictures about my people, my country, and my culture. This includes women, men, youth, landscapes, monuments, outfits, and traditions. When I think of my country, I always think of 'simplicity'. People in my country are simple. We want a better life, and we try our best to work … Continue reading People, Culture, Traditions by Kaoutar, Morocco – photo essay –
This summer I took these photos of a group of youth volunteers, who were creating a community garden. We worked very hard and we painted with the children, as well as taught them how to plant and care for this garden. Sadly, I'm not there now to see what it looks like. Farming has always … Continue reading Community Gardens by Lucas, Palestine – photo essay –
A tribute to older Kabylian women, pillars of tradition. The Kabyles are an ethnic subgroup of the Berber people, today still living in Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco. They are the oldest known people of Northern Africa. The Kabyles speak a Berber dialect, Taqbaylit, which is a language without script. Since eternity, knowledge has been passed on … Continue reading Tribute to Kabylian Women by Belkacem, Algeria – photo essay –