Cave Dwellers

PhotographerEddie Gerald
PrizeGold in Photojournalism / Feature Story
Entry Description

Palestinian "cave-dwellers" are local community who traditionally inhabit caves in the Hebron hills. Their lives have been almost unaffected by modern times for the past 200 years. In the last three decades the small and traditional community has sometimes found itself in a fierce and violent battle over the land. In the 70s Israel has declared the area as 'closed military area' Four times the residents have been expelled from their land.

About Photographer

Eddie Gerald is an independent photojournalist based in Israel and is represented by the German Picture agency Laif. His photography work is published in major international publications. His website: www.geophotos.com