London/Israel based photographer Bar Am-David shares a series of portraits from Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Tel Aviv is divided into nine districts that grew up during the cityâ€™s short history. The most notable of these is Jaffa, the ancient port city out of which Tel Aviv grew. This area is traditionally made up of a greater percentage of Arabs but recent gentrification is attracting a young, professional population and Israelis.
Jaffa is the most celebrated place in Israel, where Israelis and Arabs live in peace together despite the conflict. My purpose was to examine the lifestyle of this particular place and to look at how ordinary people survive in their extraordinary circumstances. These photographs do not pose solutions but serve as a reminder of enduring spirit through the most challenging adversity.
See more photos on Bar’s website.