Confrontier: A Photo Book on Border Walls

December 23, 2013

By Dzana Tsomondo

© Kai Wiedenhöfer/Courtesy of Steidl

The illegal Israeli settlement of Pisgat Zeev in the Westbank seen from the Palestinian refugee camp of Shuafat in the outskirts of Jerusalem, Occupied Palestinian territories, November 2009. Click on the Photo Gallery link below to see more images.

The thick, pitted concrete T-wall that has become synonymous with post-Saddam Hussein Iraq. The barriers that define America’s border with Mexico—simple corrugated metal or high-tech fencing augmented by surveillance posts bristling with antennae. Northern Ireland’s walls topped with heavy fencing. The towering gray slabs that turn Israel’s twisting highways through Palestinian territory into deep aqueducts, open only to the sky....

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