In the state of Israel’s early years, a number of parents in immigrant transit camps were told that their babies had died. Their families believe the babies were abducted by the Israeli authorities in the 1950s, and were illegally put up for adoption to childless Ashkenazi families, Jews of European descent. A younger generation is demanding answers.
«Last year I traveled to Israel to interview families who have been mired in what is known as the “Yemenite Children Affair,” where there were over 1,000 official reported cases of missing babies and toddlers, though some estimates from advocates are as high as 4,500. The children who disappeared were mostly from the Yemenite and other “Mizrahi” communities, an umbrella term coined in Israel for Jews from North Africa and the Middle East. While the Israeli government is trying to be more transparent about the disappearances, to this day, it denies that there were systematic abductions.» – MALIN FEZEHAI
a story i produced for visual reporter MALIN FEZEHAI is now online at THE NEW YORK TIMES. read about how during the last few decades henna ceremonies have regained popularity in israel’s yemenite jewish community, as an expression of pride in their heritage and traditions from yemen. “i am yemenite on both sides, and it’s a celebration of my wedding,” the bride, meyrav yehud, 24, said. “these are my roots.”
photos and words by MALIN FEZEHAI
so honored to work with malin on this article about the henna ceremonies of the yemeni communities in israel.
click here to read it all
honored to be featured on «anahita’s eye»
a while ago, i sat for an interview with iranian born, austrian bred writer anahita to discuss my work check it
paris printed, signed + delivered
thank you to everyone who participated in my talk during art dubai 2016, + to ShareThisSpace + Gulf Photo Plus for sponsoring the event.
photo by: chandler kennedy
honored to be a part of these 2 exhibitions in CAIRO, EGYPT
even more so as the only american.
big thanks to KARIM EL HAYAWAN for being my first cairo guide as well as the organizer of this event.
A.P.C. is now selling t-shirts with my photos.
the album cover i shot for NICOLAS GODIN’s new record <contrepoint> is now part of a collaboration series with 4 musicians + the french fashion label
la chambre noire invited me takeover their account for the month + it’s going to be a throwback of all 35mm grainy scratchy good stuff. come check it out here
forever bad form
my favorite apartment, 2010
spending some time working with the women of tajikistan