Nature and Landscape of Ein Qiniya was published on the Carl Zeiss photography blog site, Lenspire, on August 2016. You can still view the original essay with high-resolution images by scrolling down.
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Nature and Landscape of Ein Qiniya: A Photoessay
With around 800 inhabitants, the Roman-era village of Ein Qiniya just 10 minutes northwest of Ramallah is dwarfed by its surrounding open agricultural fields, which normally would not hold much significance except that in this instance they constitute the nearest natural outlet for Ramallah’s inhabitants. Over the past decade, and as Ramallah’s population has exploded and its parks and green spaces shrunk, people have been increasingly drawn to the natural beauty and fresh air of Ein Qiniya. On summer weekends families stake out a small area under an olive or eucalyptus tree and picnic late into the evening, where children can play in the open fields while adults sit around a bonfire and converse as they sip on tea with wild sage.
This photoessay is an homage to the dwindling green space many of us experience all around the world.