The Story Behind an Old Man's Eyes

Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by Dylan Collins

This man lives in what has been deemed the 'seem zone.' Technically a part of the Qalqiliya district of the occupied West Bank, his home lies on the opposite side of Israel's "Security Barrier." Since 2003, he has been effectively separated from the rest of his village, from relatives, from any sort of store or medical facility. He cannot leave or enter his home without passing through the mandatory Israeli army checkpoint. Visitors are not welcome. Israeli authorities recently notified him that his house is to soon be demolished. One can feel the pain, frustration and sadness in his eyes.

Location: Qalqiliya, occupied West Bank


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