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13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A Side of Tear Gas

I was on assignment for AJ+ covering clashes that had broken out in Hebron between young Palestinians and Israeli soldiers. Young men were tossing rocks toward a guard tower using slingshots and their hands. Soldiers were responding by firing tear gas canisters. Several blocks away, in an intersection with a market, I came across this booth. I watched the three men calmly place gas masks across their faces and continue to await customers. The scene struck me as so absurd, and yet so much a part of life there, that I asked them to take their photo. I was in the middle of live streaming, so I was holding the cell phone that was broadcasting in my hand while taking a quick shot without adjusting my settings. I fixed the contrast and clarity in post production.

This photo is a finalist in the Travel category of our 13th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here.

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Oakland, California, United States of America
Member since 2015
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Copyright:
© Shadi Rahimi.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2015
Total Views: 5515
Filed Under: Travel
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 27, 2015, 5:43 p.m.
Camera Make: FUJIFILM
Camera Model: X100S
Focal Length: 23mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f2.2
ISO: ISO200
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PHOTO LOCATION Hebron, Palestinian Territories