The Hudna

By the time the hudna was called in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in June 2003, over 3,000 people had been killed since the start of the second intifada. Neither side could claim victory. The Palestinians had endured horrible living conditions, demolition of their homes and the construction of the “separation fence”.

In Israel, the economy was hit hard, tourism slumped and the conflict cast its shadow over daily life. Roberts arrived in the region working on a series of photographs for the Joop Swart Masterclass as the hudna was declared by the Palestinians.

His resulting work pairs landscapes taken in the Palestinian territory alongside those taken in Israel and explores how the constant threat of violence and uncertainty manifests itself in the physical environment of both regions.