Photo blogs give real picture of Israel’s diverse societyby viva sarah press, israel 21c
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The faces of Israelis are plastered across international media on a daily basis. But politicians and talking heads aside, how many people get to see the “real” Israeli? The man selling onions in Machane Yehuda market in Jerusalem. The woman with crazy nails in Tel Aviv. The florist in Safed.
“Humans of” is the latest trend in the photography blogosphere.
It all started when American photographer Brandon Stanton launched a photography blog called Humans of New York in 2010. Social media worked its magic and turned Stanton’s street portraits into a trend the entire world wanted to follow.
Hundreds of similar blogs — all crediting Humans of New York as their inspiration — have popped up on Tumblr and Facebook.
Israel boasts four blogs: Humans of Tel Aviv, Humans of Israel, Humans of Safed and Humans of Jerusalem.
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