Special places archive
Backyards of Babylon
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.