© Bar Am-David
Based in the UK and Tel Aviv, Bar Am-David submitted this straight-up portrayal of the people of Jaffa.
"Tel Aviv is divided into nine districts that grew up during the city's short history. The most notable of these is Jaffa, the ancient port city out of which Tel Aviv grew. This area is traditionally made up of a greater percentage of Arabs but recent gentrification is attracting a young, professional population and Israelis.
"Jaffa is the most celebrated place in Israel, where Israelis and Arabs live in peace together despite the conflict. My purpose was to examine the lifestyle of this particular place and to look at how ordinary people survive in their extraordinary circumstances. These photographs do not pose solutions but serve as a reminder of enduring spirit through the most challenging adversity." - Bar Am-David.
Bar is well-published and exhibited, and his work was included in the National Portrait Gallery Taylor Wessig Portrait Prize in 2010.
All images © Bar Am-David