Photographer Dylan Hollingsworth is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay. These images are from his project ‘The Beauty Of Palestine‘. To see Dylan’s body of work click on any image.
“In 2013 I visited Israel to conduct interviews with Holocaust Survivors, part of a still unfinished storytelling project chronicling the last generation of those who survived the Shoah. While there, I crossed into the West Bank and got my first glimpse of life in Palestine, a life that sadly includes refugee camps, checkpoints, collective punishment and constant violations of international humanitarian law. Deeply impacted by what I saw and experienced, I have since returned and done my small part to depict the daily lives and base level humanity of the Palestinians, a people’s story that is too often underrepresented and misunderstood here in the U.S.. Having ties to both the Israeli and Palestinian communities, I’ve come to understand that there are beautiful and well meaning people on both sides of the wall and that they are tied together for better or worse. However, my deepest sympathy and duty as a storyteller is ultimately is owed to the Palestinians, an exceptionally hospitable and resilient people whose way of life, ability to self-determine and right to a dignified existence continues to erode under Israeli Occupation and unwavering American support for the Jewish State.”
By Dylan Hollingsworth