The great photographer James Nachtway once said “I want my pictures to cut through political abstractions… and make a connection on a human level.“
While shooting the anti-Israeli protest in Amman that quote was bouncing in my head. This was like no shoot I have done yet, I got a very mild taste of what conflict photographers experience while making pictures that are historical testimonies to what happens in our world.
The protest was peaceful for the most of it until it got a bit heated with the police and the protesters started throwing shoes, rocks and whatever was within hands reach.
The police reacted with tear gas and batons and pushed the protesters down the street. We got heavy with gas, women, children and men were running away affected by the gas, some took shelter in a close by mosque.
I still don’t believe I captured images like these on the streets of Amman.
The rocks that were thrown damaged some cars in the areaProtesters throw stones at the police from atop houses
Should be developing the film pics soon, hopefully i’ll get to post them.
A story featuring the pictures is posted on 7iber.com