Notre Dame Jerusalem Center for KNA Katholische Nachrichten-Agentur

Selected photos from a story about the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center, commissioned for KNA, Katholische Nachrichten-Agentur, the largest Catholic news agency in Europe.

The Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center, a Christian center for pilgrims near the Old City of Jerusalem, which was established in 1888, marks its 130th anniversary.

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.

See more photos on the commissions page

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

Read the story online or see the photo gallery

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Pride in London Parade 2017

I happened to be on vacation in London during the annual Pride parade, so I decided to take a few hours to experience the event and photograph the atmosphere of the crowds which gathered to watch it. Below are a few selected shots.

Recent Publication - The Washington Post Outlook Special Issue

June 5th, 2017, marked the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War. Half a century has passed since Israel gained control of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Ahead of that date, I was commissioned to photograph a story by Dan Ephron for a special issue of The Washington Post Outlook Section.

Photo Editor: Chloe Coleman

Layout Design: Danielle Rindler

Read the story online, or head over to the commissions page to see more, including unpublished photos.


Asylum Seekers Protest in Jerusalem

Hundreds of African Asylum seekers, mostly Eritreans and Sudanese protest outside Israel's Supreme Court in Jerusalem, on January 26, 2017, during a demonstration against Israeli government's proposed deportation policy. Israel's Interior Ministry plans to force asylum seekers to choose one of three options: imprisonment in Israel for an unlimited time, returning to their home country, or leaving Israel for one of the "third countries" (such as Uganda or Rwanda) knowing full well that they will have no legal status on their arrival and will be forced to leave, at great risk to their lives.

Recent Publication - The Washington Post

Following the UN Security Council Resolution to declare Israeli settlements illegal and a speech by the US Secretary of State, John Kerry in which he defended the Obama administration's decision to allow the resolution, Photo Editor Nick Kirkpatrick of The Washington Post commissioned me to photograph a story about Israel's West Bank Jewish Settlements. Photo Editor: Nick Kirkpatrick

Read the story by Griff Witte here, or head over to the commissions page to see more, including some pics that didn't make the final cut into the published versions

Recent Publication - Institutional Investor Magazine

Tearsheets from a story I photographed for November's issue of Institutional Investor Magazine about Israel's Homeland security i-HLSUnmanned Systems Air Show (AUS&R 2016). Creative Director Ed Johnson.

To see more photos including unpublished ones from this story please visit the commissions page

You can read the story by Jonathan Kandell here

Israel pays final respects to Shimon Peres

Ayelet Frish, Media consult for the late Israeli President Shimon Peres, cries after paying her respects next to the coffin of Peres at the plaza of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset  in Jerusalem, on September 29, 2016. Peres, former Israeli prime minister and president and died at the age of 93 on September 28.