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Arab Israeli teenagers captured by a Jewish photographer

Jewish Israeli photographer Natav Dvir created Eighteen, a series of photographs that attempts to bridge the gap between Jewish and Arab teenagers in Israel. He says his goal was to challenge ‘the widespread misconceptions and stereotypes of the people within my own country who I was brought up to consider more as foes rather than as allies’. Dvir says that while he grew up in Israel, he didn’t feel as though ‘he understood his Arab countrymen prior to the start of his project’. It’s a fascinating look at the differences and distinct similarities of teen culture.

Via Slate

Eighteen-year-old Mohammad Nazareth tells his story in Natan Divr's photo series, Eighteen
Eighteen-year-old Mohammad Nazareth tells his story in Natan Divr’s photo series, Eighteen
Arab Israeli teens play cards at the table
Arab Israeli teens play cards at the table
The Awad famils share the traditional Maklube during a Friday night dinner
The Awad famils share the traditional Maklube during a Friday night dinner
Gang members in the streets of Arrabe, in Israel
Gang members in the streets of Arrabe, in Israel
Angham Amin Issa helps her sister with homework
Angham Amin Issa helps her sister with homework
Aseel's dream is to become an English teacher
Aseel’s dream is to become an English teacher
Friends play pool in a local cafe in Jaljulia
Friends play pool in a local cafe in Jaljulia
A wedding is celebrated on the streets of Rahat
A wedding is celebrated on the streets of Rahat

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