Born and raised in Israel, I was exposed to religious, social and political beliefs from an early age. Numerous holy sites make this small country important for Jews, Christians, Muslim as well as others. The region’s history combined with today’s volatile situation, result in a complex and intense reality in which people emphatically and publicly express themselves.

I am fascinated by the extreme situations people reach in the pursuit and defense of their beliefs. I explore the various sides of how people practice their beliefs, the places it brings them to and the scenes in which they take part. Regardless of specific religious or political affinities, belief provides a sense of community, safety, and understanding, yet also provoke hatred, separation and aggressiveness.

– Natan Dvir