Photo Reportage: South Tel Aviv, a changing neighbourhood – Part I

In this part of a series of photo reportages, the author shares photographs taken in South Tel Aviv, Israel, where large numbers of refugees have landed over the past decades.

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By Natalie Muallem, 20 Feb, 2012

Last summer I spent two months in the south part of Tel Aviv. I was teaching English to a family from Darfur who arrived in Israel over three years ago. I have not included photos of them in this series as I feel they are too personal. However, I spent a lot of time walking around the neighbourhood in which they live with Ahmed, a refugee from Darfur and someone who has volunteered much of his time working for an NGO that helps to make the life of other refugees easier. These photographs are not a statement about the life of refugees but rather a document of a changing neighbourhood.

1. Friend of Ahmed and founder of NGO Bnei Darfur (sons of Darfur)

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2. Families

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3. Kids

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4. The Neighbourhood

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5. A Synagogue

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6. Old friends

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7. Ahmed and two locals

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8. Ahmed

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The copyright of all photos are with Natalie Muallem. Please do not reprint without permission.

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