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The Dutch Biblical Museum asked me to give a contemporary interpretation of the story of Noah's ark. I made this photo of Arthur who lives in Chibolya, one of the most notorious compounds in Lusaka. From 2 February to 17 June the photo can be seen at the Biblical Museum in Amsterdam. #noahsark #water #story #bible #god #spirit #symbol #spirituality #body #light #love #beauty #gettinghigher #blue #sky #jump #compound #zambia #hope #dance #exhibition #bestphoto #bestportrait #art #cigdemyuksel #photographer
The Dutch Biblical Museum asked me to give a contemporary interpretation of the story of Noah's ark. I made this photo of Arthur who lives in Chibolya, one of the most notorious compounds in Lusaka. From 2 February to 17 June the photo can be seen at the Biblical Museum in Amsterdam. #noahsark  #water  #story  #bible  #god  #spirit  #symbol  #spirituality  #body  #light  #love  #beauty  #gettinghigher  #blue  #sky  #jump  #compound  #zambia  #hope  #dance  #exhibition  #bestphoto  #bestportrait  #art  #cigdemyuksel  #photographer 
The Dutch Biblical Museum asked me to give a contemporary interpretation of the story of Noah's ark. I made this photo of Arthur who lives in Chibolya, one of the most notorious compounds in Lusaka. From 2 February to 17 June the photo can be seen at the Biblical Museum in Amsterdam. #noahsark #water #story #bible #god #spirit #symbol #spirituality #body #light #love #beauty #gettinghigher #blue #sky #jump #compound #zambia #hope #dance #exhibition #bestphoto #bestportrait #art #cigdemyuksel #photographer
The Dutch Biblical Museum asked me to give a contemporary interpretation of the story of Noah's ark. I made this photo of Arthur who lives in Chibolya, one of the most notorious compounds in Lusaka. From 2 February to 17 June the photo can be seen at the Biblical Museum in Amsterdam. #noahsark  #water  #story  #bible  #god  #spirit  #symbol  #spirituality  #body  #light  #love  #beauty  #gettinghigher  #blue  #sky  #jump  #compound  #zambia  #hope  #dance  #exhibition  #bestphoto  #bestportrait  #art  #cigdemyuksel  #photographer 
The Dutch Biblical Museum asked me to give a contemporary interpretation of the story of Noah's ark. I made this photo of Arthur who lives in Chibolya, one of the most notorious compounds in Lusaka. From 2 February to 17 June the photo can be seen at the Biblical Museum in Amsterdam. #noahsark #water #story #bible #god #spirit #symbol #spirituality #body #light #love #beauty #gettinghigher #blue #sky #jump #compound #zambia #hope #dance #exhibition #bestphoto #bestportrait #art #cigdemyuksel #photographer
The Dutch Biblical Museum asked me to give a contemporary interpretation of the story of Noah's ark. I made this photo of Arthur who lives in Chibolya, one of the most notorious compounds in Lusaka. From 2 February to 17 June the photo can be seen at the Biblical Museum in Amsterdam. #noahsark  #water  #story  #bible  #god  #spirit  #symbol  #spirituality  #body  #light  #love  #beauty  #gettinghigher  #blue  #sky  #jump  #compound  #zambia  #hope  #dance  #exhibition  #bestphoto  #bestportrait  #art  #cigdemyuksel  #photographer 
The Dutch Biblical Museum asked me to give a contemporary interpretation of the story of Noah's ark. I made this photo of Arthur who lives in Chibolya, one of the most notorious compounds in Lusaka. From 2 February to 17 June the photo can be seen at the Biblical Museum in Amsterdam. #noahsark #water #story #bible #god #spirit #symbol #spirituality #body #light #love #beauty #gettinghigher #blue #sky #jump #compound #zambia #hope #dance #exhibition #bestphoto #bestportrait #art #cigdemyuksel #photographer
The Dutch Biblical Museum asked me to give a contemporary interpretation of the story of Noah's ark. I made this photo of Arthur who lives in Chibolya, one of the most notorious compounds in Lusaka. From 2 February to 17 June the photo can be seen at the Biblical Museum in Amsterdam. #noahsark  #water  #story  #bible  #god  #spirit  #symbol  #spirituality  #body  #light  #love  #beauty  #gettinghigher  #blue  #sky  #jump  #compound  #zambia  #hope  #dance  #exhibition  #bestphoto  #bestportrait  #art  #cigdemyuksel  #photographer 
The Dutch Biblical Museum asked me to give a contemporary interpretation of the story of Noah's ark. I made this photo of Arthur who lives in Chibolya, one of the most notorious compounds in Lusaka. From 2 February to 17 June the photo can be seen at the Biblical Museum in Amsterdam. #noahsark #water #story #bible #god #spirit #symbol #spirituality #body #light #love #beauty #gettinghigher #blue #sky #jump #compound #zambia #hope #dance #exhibition #bestphoto #bestportrait #art #cigdemyuksel #photographer
The Dutch Biblical Museum asked me to give a contemporary interpretation of the story of Noah's ark. I made this photo of Arthur who lives in Chibolya, one of the most notorious compounds in Lusaka. From 2 February to 17 June the photo can be seen at the Biblical Museum in Amsterdam. #noahsark  #water  #story  #bible  #god  #spirit  #symbol  #spirituality  #body  #light  #love  #beauty  #gettinghigher  #blue  #sky  #jump  #compound  #zambia  #hope  #dance  #exhibition  #bestphoto  #bestportrait  #art  #cigdemyuksel  #photographer 
The Dutch Biblical Museum asked me to give a contemporary interpretation of the story of Noah's ark. I made this photo of Arthur who lives in Chibolya, one of the most notorious compounds in Lusaka. From 2 February to 17 June the photo can be seen at the Biblical Museum in Amsterdam. #noahsark #water #story #bible #god #spirit #symbol #spirituality #body #light #love #beauty #gettinghigher #blue #sky #jump #compound #zambia #hope #dance #exhibition #bestphoto #bestportrait #art #cigdemyuksel #photographer
The Dutch Biblical Museum asked me to give a contemporary interpretation of the story of Noah's ark. I made this photo of Arthur who lives in Chibolya, one of the most notorious compounds in Lusaka. From 2 February to 17 June the photo can be seen at the Biblical Museum in Amsterdam. #noahsark  #water  #story  #bible  #god  #spirit  #symbol  #spirituality  #body  #light  #love  #beauty  #gettinghigher  #blue  #sky  #jump  #compound  #zambia  #hope  #dance  #exhibition  #bestphoto  #bestportrait  #art  #cigdemyuksel  #photographer 
Nouran Ahmad Balboul (15), Bethlehem: "During the interrogation, a senior officer came to me. He knew my father and showed me a video of the moment when they shot him. He told me how they had planned my father's death and laughed. I could only cry. Now I have difficulty in falling asleep, everything that happened just keeps repeating in my head." In Oktober 2016 I traveled to the Palestinian territories in Israel and made a portrait series about Palestinian minors who have been arrested by Israeli soldiers. How does a child reattaches to life after being arrested and assaulted in the middle of the night? How does a child cope with deportation, interrogation and abuse?
For years human right organizations speak of shame about how these minors are treated.
Nouran Ahmad Balboul (15), Bethlehem: "During the interrogation, a senior officer came to me. He knew my father and showed me a video of the moment when they shot him. He told me how they had planned my father's death and laughed. I could only cry. Now I have difficulty in falling asleep, everything that happened just keeps repeating in my head." In Oktober 2016 I traveled to the Palestinian territories in Israel and made a portrait series about Palestinian minors who have been arrested by Israeli soldiers. How does a child reattaches to life after being arrested and assaulted in the middle of the night? How does a child cope with deportation, interrogation and abuse? For years human right organizations speak of shame about how these minors are treated.
Jibreen Balawi (17), Jerusalem old city: "I was accused of throwing broken glass at the soldiers, but I had done nothing. After two days of detention I got house arrest for 10 days. I can not go outside. If I step outside the door my parents have to pay 9,000 shekels (2,000 euros). I watch mostly TV and hang on the bench."
Manal Balawi 43 (mother)
"The moment the soldiers Jibreen arrested he was sleeping on the couch at home. It was Ramadan, he was fasting, they attacked the house, woke him up and took him. I took my other children in my arms and cried because I couldn't do anything." In Oktober 2016 I traveled to the Palestinian territories in Israel and made a portrait series about Palestinian minors who have been arrested by Israeli soldiers. How does a child reattaches to life after being arrested and assaulted in the middle of the night? How does a child cope with deportation, interrogation and abuse?
For years human right organizations speak of shame about how these minors are treated.
Jibreen Balawi (17), Jerusalem old city: "I was accused of throwing broken glass at the soldiers, but I had done nothing. After two days of detention I got house arrest for 10 days. I can not go outside. If I step outside the door my parents have to pay 9,000 shekels (2,000 euros). I watch mostly TV and hang on the bench." Manal Balawi 43 (mother) "The moment the soldiers Jibreen arrested he was sleeping on the couch at home. It was Ramadan, he was fasting, they attacked the house, woke him up and took him. I took my other children in my arms and cried because I couldn't do anything." In Oktober 2016 I traveled to the Palestinian territories in Israel and made a portrait series about Palestinian minors who have been arrested by Israeli soldiers. How does a child reattaches to life after being arrested and assaulted in the middle of the night? How does a child cope with deportation, interrogation and abuse? For years human right organizations speak of shame about how these minors are treated.
Ahmad Rifat Sleibi (17), Beit Ummar: "I help my father with his work. I don't go to school, I missed a year and now I have no desire to go. I'm not afraid of being arrested again, but my mother worries about her children. I have five brothers and two sisters. I tell them often not to get to close to the soldiers and not to throw any stones." In Oktober 2016 I traveled to the Palestinian territories in Israel and made a portrait series about Palestinian minors who have been arrested by Israeli soldiers. How does a child reattaches to life after being arrested and assaulted in the middle of the night? How does a child cope with deportation, interrogation and abuse?
For years human right organizations speak of shame about how these minors are treated.
Ahmad Rifat Sleibi (17), Beit Ummar: "I help my father with his work. I don't go to school, I missed a year and now I have no desire to go. I'm not afraid of being arrested again, but my mother worries about her children. I have five brothers and two sisters. I tell them often not to get to close to the soldiers and not to throw any stones." In Oktober 2016 I traveled to the Palestinian territories in Israel and made a portrait series about Palestinian minors who have been arrested by Israeli soldiers. How does a child reattaches to life after being arrested and assaulted in the middle of the night? How does a child cope with deportation, interrogation and abuse? For years human right organizations speak of shame about how these minors are treated.
Dunia Muslih (18), Dheisheh camp: "During my time in prison last year, I was depressed. I couldn't get used to prison life. The other girls in my cell helped me to live every day. After I got out I couldn't sleep for a long time. It was hard to pick up my normal life again. I'm still angry and frustrated. Sometimes I scream my anger out." In Oktober 2016 I traveled to the Palestinian territories in Israel and made a portrait series about Palestinian minors who have been arrested by Israeli soldiers. How does a child reattaches to life after being arrested and assaulted in the middle of the night? How does a child cope with deportation, interrogation and abuse?
For years human right organizations speak of shame about how these minors are treated. #israel #palestine #westbank #bethlehem #occupation #minors #prison #military #girls #boys #children
Dunia Muslih (18), Dheisheh camp: "During my time in prison last year, I was depressed. I couldn't get used to prison life. The other girls in my cell helped me to live every day. After I got out I couldn't sleep for a long time. It was hard to pick up my normal life again. I'm still angry and frustrated. Sometimes I scream my anger out." In Oktober 2016 I traveled to the Palestinian territories in Israel and made a portrait series about Palestinian minors who have been arrested by Israeli soldiers. How does a child reattaches to life after being arrested and assaulted in the middle of the night? How does a child cope with deportation, interrogation and abuse? For years human right organizations speak of shame about how these minors are treated. #israel  #palestine  #westbank  #bethlehem  #occupation  #minors  #prison  #military  #girls  #boys  #children 
Mohammed Nokad (14) Jerusalem: "I was stopped once at the Damascus gate by Israeli soldiers, for no reason. They started beating me in front of everyone and broke both of my legs. Months later they came to arrest me. At 5:00 in the morning the soldiers invaded the house. My mom woke me up and told me to wash my face and go with them. They put me in a freezing car and started beating me. I got nine months house arrest." In Oktober 2016 I traveled to the Palestinian territories in Israel and made a portrait series about Palestinian minors who have been arrested by Israeli soldiers. How does a child reattaches to life after being arrested and assaulted in the middle of the night? How does a child cope with deportation, interrogation and abuse?
For years human right organizations speak of shame about how these minors are treated. #westbank #occupation #minors #lostgeneration #peace #israel #palestine
Mohammed Nokad (14) Jerusalem: "I was stopped once at the Damascus gate by Israeli soldiers, for no reason. They started beating me in front of everyone and broke both of my legs. Months later they came to arrest me. At 5:00 in the morning the soldiers invaded the house. My mom woke me up and told me to wash my face and go with them. They put me in a freezing car and started beating me. I got nine months house arrest." In Oktober 2016 I traveled to the Palestinian territories in Israel and made a portrait series about Palestinian minors who have been arrested by Israeli soldiers. How does a child reattaches to life after being arrested and assaulted in the middle of the night? How does a child cope with deportation, interrogation and abuse? For years human right organizations speak of shame about how these minors are treated. #westbank  #occupation  #minors  #lostgeneration  #peace  #israel  #palestine 
Muhammed Nidal Abu Maria (15) - Beit Ummar, Westbank.  In Oktober 2016 I traveled to the Palestinian territories in Israel and made a portrait series about Palestinian minors who have been arrested by Israeli soldiers. How does a child reattaches to life after being arrested and assaulted in the middle of the night? How does a child cope with deportation, interrogation and abuse?
For years human right organizations speak of shame about how these minors are treated. 
According to the 'Defence for Children International - Palestine' (DCIP), an organization that monitors the number of arrested Palestinian children, 500 to 700 Palestinian children are arrested each year. In 60% of the cases the arrests are taking place in the middle of the night. The children are taken away in the middle of the night and parents are doomed to watch and prohibited from interference. Three-quarters of these children face torture while being captive. The torture they undergo leaves psychological damage for which no help is being provided.
In 90% of the cases, parents don't know to which prison their child is taken to. In 97% of the cases parents and lawyers are not allowed during interrogations. And in 60% of the cases the arrested children end up in prisons outside the West Bank, which means they can have their first family visit after three months. Moreover, its hard for Palestinian families in the West Bank to get permission to visit their children in Israeli territory.
Muhammed Nidal Abu Maria (15) - Beit Ummar, Westbank. In Oktober 2016 I traveled to the Palestinian territories in Israel and made a portrait series about Palestinian minors who have been arrested by Israeli soldiers. How does a child reattaches to life after being arrested and assaulted in the middle of the night? How does a child cope with deportation, interrogation and abuse? For years human right organizations speak of shame about how these minors are treated. According to the 'Defence for Children International - Palestine' (DCIP), an organization that monitors the number of arrested Palestinian children, 500 to 700 Palestinian children are arrested each year. In 60% of the cases the arrests are taking place in the middle of the night. The children are taken away in the middle of the night and parents are doomed to watch and prohibited from interference. Three-quarters of these children face torture while being captive. The torture they undergo leaves psychological damage for which no help is being provided. In 90% of the cases, parents don't know to which prison their child is taken to. In 97% of the cases parents and lawyers are not allowed during interrogations. And in 60% of the cases the arrested children end up in prisons outside the West Bank, which means they can have their first family visit after three months. Moreover, its hard for Palestinian families in the West Bank to get permission to visit their children in Israeli territory.
This whole month I will make portraits of people who are crossing my path in Zambia. #portraits #zambia #cigdemyuksel #human #stories #photostory #dailylife #dailyportrait #portraitseries #girls #boys #everydayzambia #everydayafrica #everydayportrait
"Thank you for taking a photo of me. Can I see it?" This whole month I will make portraits of people who are crossing my path in Zambia. #portraits #zambia #cigdemyuksel #human #stories #photostory #dailylife #dailyportrait #portraitseries #girls #boys #everydayzambia #everydayafrica #everydayportrait
This whole month I will make portraits of people who are crossing my path in Zambia. #portraits #zambia #cigdemyuksel #human #stories #photostory #dailylife #dailyportrait #portraitseries #girls #boys #everydayzambia #everydayafrica #everydayportrait
This whole month I will make portraits of people who are crossing my path in Zambia. #portraits #zambia #cigdemyuksel #human #stories #photostory #dailylife #dailyportrait #portraitseries #girls #boys #everydayzambia #everydayafrica #everydayportrait
This whole month I will make portraits of people who are crossing my path in Zambia. #portraits #zambia #cigdemyuksel #human #stories #photostory #dailylife #dailyportrait #portraitseries #girls #boys #everydayzambia #everydayafrica #everydayportrait
This whole month I will make portraits of people who are crossing my path in Zambia. #portraits #zambia #cigdemyuksel