The scarred and battered “No Man’s Land” of Palestine reveals a landscape divided by physical and psychological barriers. Photographed over a period of ten years with the support of the prestigious Henri Cartier-Bresson Award, Towell’s most politically piercing body of work remains a landmark in photographic art and journalism.
In his postscript, Towell speaks clearly for the dispossessed: “Today, the little that remains of Palestinian land has been cut to ribbons by a military infrastructure of settlement roads, checkpoints, watch-towers, security gates, walls and weapons, guaranteeing Israel’s ultimate control and extending it to satellite settlements, the purpose of which is clearly expansionist. By granting Israel enough political immunity to flout international law, the U.S. has helped turn it into a pariah, condemned by the world community.”
He illustrates through black and white photographs, including epic panoramas, the sad, haunting, and breathtaking beauty of a land divided against itself. Includes a foreword by Robert Delpire.
beautiful. It includes a foreword by Robert Delpire.