Family Life in Susia, West Bank: 2011 ActiveStills Photography Project

In 2011, members of the Israel/Palestine photojournalist collective ActiveStills held a series of photography workshops with women in Susia, a small Palestinian village in the South Hebron Hills. (Susia sits on land that the Israeli government claims for Jewish settlements and an archaeological site, and the government has demolished the village twice, and recently issued an order for a third demolition.)

The women’s photographs document subjects that most photojournalists ignore. The women photographed each other at work and their children at play. Many families posed for formal portraits in their homes. Altogether, the images reveal the extent to which ordinary life continues, even in a situation of extraordinary injustice.

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