Israeli Children

Israeli children - Jewish children who have never known what it means to grow up in the Diaspora, as an Outsider. This image is inspired by a photograph I took walking in the streets of Jerusalem, in the market area before descending the stairs to the Western Wall. It is of Israeli children, walking the streets confidently, looking at me defiantly. I remember seeing a five year old Israeli girl pushing her two year old brother in a stroller up an enormous hill, no parent in sight. A nine year old boy riding the bus alone, discussing ideas with the driver for twenty minutes as it swerves around the city.  Israeli children’s shine with fierce independence, self assurance, and desire to investigate. They are not afraid, fish in water, raised in the natural habitat, boldly walking through the streets of Jerusalem.