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Abeer - Jenin

Abeer - Jenin

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Why is a taxi in the middle of a field? There is no driver. Anywhere. Only empty space, a gentle breeze, a makeshift fence and the land itself.

The taxi is a statement. The movable perched on the unmovable. This is my land, it says. Stay away.

Is this the Holy Land? Where the call of my people, my land, my destiny is heard in the footsteps of soldiers and militants, and in the solitude of prayer? Where is the driver in this land of Israel and Palestine? Who is the driver? Maybe it is a people afraid of another people, bound together all the same. Peoples taking their nations to an undecided destination, where peace and prosperity carry a price too high to pay for now.

Or is the driver God? If so, God seems to be everywhere and yet nowhere.

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 35mm f/2
1/125s f/6.3 at 35.0mm iso200 hide exif
Full EXIF Info
Date/Time27-Jun-2005 17:29:18
ModelCanon EOS 20D
Flash UsedNo
Focal Length35 mm
Exposure Time1/125 sec
ISO Equivalent200
Exposure Bias
White Balance (-1)
Metering Mode
JPEG Quality (6)
Exposure Programaperture priority (3)
Focus Distance

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abeer saied 06-May-2010 05:47
Really, i surprised when i read all these comments,, thank you all, Damon was in my university at this time,, it's very old picture. Well, It is not easy to live without peace .. And under occupation .. But I am a Palestinian girl .. I believe I am free ...
Happypoppeye27-Feb-2010 18:54
Yves Rubin14-Mar-2009 21:22
David Gaar05-Feb-2009 07:44
Very strong photo and statement. Well done. V.
doron nissim30-Aug-2008 04:32
one pic' big story...
V !!!
Eric Herbelin29-Aug-2008 16:02
superb! v
Guest 19-Nov-2007 06:07
This image is just great, it speaks out! Voted
David Rabkin06-May-2007 17:35
Great composition!
malek 27-Dec-2006 02:52
hmm.. hi
were u at the AAUJ ?? did u study there or something?? i believe i saw u before there!!!!!? *wondering*
Guest 14-Jun-2006 05:24

Rob Oele05-Jul-2005 11:29
This is a very impressive photo, your comment adds a lot to he photo but also the composition with the car in the back and the smiling girl in the front. Vote!