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Jerusalem artist explores city's evolution by combining archival, new photos

Photographer Jack Persekian combines photos taken in the late 19th century with his own careful shots of the same places to tell the story of the city's tumultuous history.
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RAMALLAH — Palestinian artist Jack Persekian, born and raised in East Jerusalem, grew up keenly aware of the long and tumultuous history of the divided city. As an adult photographer, he found a way to portray the transition through his art by combining old and new photos.

Persekian’s “One Hundred Years,” which consists of 12 photographic works, is currently exhibited at the French-German Cultural Center in Ramallah as part of the biennial Qalandiya International Festival. The exhibition will run until Nov. 11.

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