In the Shadow of the Wall

The much-maligned Israeli Security Wall has been a faithful muse for photojournalists over the past couple of years, with countless photographers trying to bring some sense and understanding to the 400-mile long barrier separating Israelis and Palestinians. So what is it about the wall that fascinates us, and what are we to learn from their efforts? Is it the sheer audacity with which it was built that attracts attention, or the way its size and scope physically scars the landscape? Maybe it’s t

The much-maligned Israeli Security Wall has been a faithful muse for photojournalists over the past couple of years, with countless photographers trying to bring some sense and understanding to the 400-mile long barrier separating Israelis and Palestinians.

So what is it about the wall that fascinates us, and what are we to learn from their efforts? Is it the sheer audacity with which it was built that attracts attention, or the way its size and scope physically scars the landscape? Maybe it’s the stories of the people living in its shadow? Or is it the natural tension that surrounds this physical barrier dividing Islam from the West?