Latrun Monastery Winery for KNA Katholische Nachrichten-Agentur

Selected photos from a story about the Latrun Trappist Monastery Winery, commissioned for KNA, Katholische Nachrichten-Agentur, the largest Catholic news agency in Europe.

In 1890 a group of monks arrived in Israel from France, founded the Trappist monastery in Latrun and started producing wine as a source of income. The monastery has around 100 acres of vineyards with over 20 vine varieties. The winery itself is a maze of chambers, halls, cloisters and tunnels that are closed to the public. The Trappists are Cistercian monks, belonging to the great monastic family of St. Benedict, the monks keep a vow of silence, except for those who sell wine and olive oil to visitors.

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Recent Publication - U.S. News & World Report

Back in March, I photographed a story for U.S. News and World Report by Sara Toth Stub about Jordanian workers crossing the border each day to work in hotels around Eilat, Israel’s southernmost city.

A program between Israel and Jordan aims to fill the town’s labor shortage by allowing Jordanians into Eilat. However, Israeli government regulations limit them to cleaning jobs, forbids overnight stays and restricts access to only their places of employment.

Photo Editor: Avi Gupta

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Recent Publication - ADAC Reisemagazin

A story I photographed for ADAC Reisemagazin focusing on the three monotheistic religions of Jerusalem: Judaism, Islam, and Christianity - each represented by an artist or a merchant. Words (in German only) by Christian Heinrich.

Photo Editors: Jasmin Rozencwajg, Silke Bodenberger, Florian Stern

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Recent Publication - Quanta Magazine

I had a very interesting time meeting and photographing Gil Kalai, a mathematician at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, for an article in Quanta Magazine titled: "The Argument Against Quantum Computers" by Katia Moskvitch, which is part of a series on quantum computing.

Quanta Magazine is an editorially independent online publication launched by the Simons Foundation to enhance public understanding of science.

Art Director: Olena Shmahalo

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