In the game of war there are only losers
Fighting for the right to lose less
People can decide to fight or not
But nature don't have that prerogative
Being dragged into war for survival
Taken during my Military reserve duty in Jenin, Palestine. This is an Israeli settlement (Hermesh) left from the time this land was still Israel. Israel sends soldiers to defend and secure this settlement from harm and terror. The fences are there to help and protect the settlement. Regardless who is right in that fight, I wish nature didn't need to suffer.
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isabela_sor (47724) 2007-11-17 0:52
Yes,you are right!!!!What a symbolic image with a very strong message!!!
jonathan_hart (21274) 2007-11-17 1:02
symbolic and perfectly composed
no need to add more
archimatica (20349) 2007-11-17 1:08
Strong and simbolic shot.
I like the composition and the message.
dhurjati (2709) 2007-11-17 1:16
Its symbolic, great documentary shot.Wars can never do any justice to anyone-very strong message.Thanks for sharing.
Greetings from India,
bwiti (402) 2007-11-17 1:34
That want you that we say? You publish every day photos of an essential power then with our sunsets and sleepy meadows one makes a little sulkiness.... This one is redoubtable, we are touched and poured... Thousand congratulations...
PSkillz (1327) 2007-11-17 3:39
Traczewska (14) 2007-11-17 11:55
I wouldn't agree it is "pure documental shot" .. for me its an uncomercial ad in against the war campaign.. With strong message, great performance..
Your shots from the military area are extremely impressive
Congratulations for your talent!
with regards, Agnieszka
peloquin (0) 2007-11-17 12:09
Nice composition. It is deserving to say more better things but my emotions stop me to say more.
I'm worrying about to see more pictures like that in future. I hope one day both sides will negotiate for consistent peace...
ChrisJ (103531) 2007-11-18 0:29
A sad commentary on the futility of war. Perfect sharpness, & a gaunt & very stark mood here. Reminds me of the DMZ, between the 2 Koreas. Tfs!
jvsb (1382) 2007-11-18 4:09
Your series of photos on the military and the hardship of conflict to the individuals of flesh and blood have that touch of poetry and artistic keenness that make for a creative, subjective expressiveness of one’s regard to the complexity of reality. The image by itself possesses that verisimilitude and polysemy that allows for its interest to hang on as different interpretations follow. If it were to persuade, instead of expressing a mere coherence of images and feelings, then the audience would be limited to those whose reactions the rhetoric of the photographer was aimed at (I talk of metaphorical language in general). That said, I still love your work on this subject without completely agreeing with your point of view (I made a commet about this on your photo “looking beyond the borders”). Ultimately, people can’t decide on fighting or not when it comes to core values. They can decide on what to fight for. They can, moreover, decide on forfeiting their sovereignty, their values, their freedom, even their own survival, which doesn’t mean ending war, just relinquishing yourself and letting the fighting for others.
As for the technique, the framing is fabulous: it portraits the fence of death in a dynamic perspective, which adds to the depht of the picture, and highlights the dead bird by use of the vanishing lines and its positioning against the brighter area of the sudued sky.
- Copyright: Gilad Benari (gilad33) (14400)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-11-03
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 4L USM
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Bwiti la veut ! [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-11-17 0:50
- Favorites: 3 [view]