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September 2004

Backyards of Babylon

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This body of work by Dutch-born photographer Bee Flowers explores the visual evidence of life and culture for the people of Hebron and the West Bank. I find his images puzzling, poetic and real. Here is part of his introductory statement for the project:

Palestine finds itself on a geopolitical fault line where, on top of the territorial conflict, a battle is fought out between Islamic ways and seductive ‘Western’ cultural values. Perhaps the homogenizing effect of globalization will accomplish what roadblocks and spot searches could not.
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