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.

Read the story by Griff Witte here, or head over to my 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To see more photos including unpublished ones from this story please visit the commissions page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


Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu (partially seen in the center of the first photo) attends a ceremony marking Israel's first Aliyah Day, a new national holiday celebrating immigration at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem, on November 8, 2016. Literally “ascension,” Aliyah is a Hebrew term used to refer to Jewish immigration to Israel. In June Israel's parliament, the Knesset, passed the National Aliyah Day into law, instituting the holiday on the seventh day of the Hebrew month of Heshvan, coinciding with the reading of the Torah portion in which Abraham is told to leave his home to go to the promised land.

Living in the Levant

Jessica Yasmin Barhum serves coffee and cake at her home in the village of Ein Rafa, near Jerusalem, on October 24, 2016. Jessica is a facilitator at ‘Living in the Levant’, which aims to present Islam and the Arab population of Israel to non-Muslims through tours in the village of Ein Rafa and visits at the local mosque.

Jessica also works as a Garden Designer at Young Green Leaf – Or Gan, she completed her B.A in landscape architecture at Leeds University in 2001. Since then, she gained experience in landscape planning through her work in the U.K. and in Israel. She participated in a horticultural course in the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens and graduated from a community organizing and advocacy course at Jaffa College.