By William Carter

Photographer, Author, Jazz Musician

Crossing Party Lines: a Follow-Up

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Thanks to all those who responded positively to my last blog, “Crossing Party Lines — Creatively.” Several of you complimented us on our wedding pictures! Which made me realize, to my chagrin, that I had neglected to thank and credit our good photographer-friend, who graciously gave us those lovely prints 28+ years ago: Esme Gibson! The event was in San Marino, California, and was one photo opportunity I couldn’t handle myself.

I regret I have no such light to shed on the current Syrian tragedy. But you can see my earlier blogs on the reported damages to that nation’s ancient monuments and peoples: “Contested Stones Redux” and “Plight of Syria’s Kurds Breaks into the News.”

Plus, here are four more photographs, semi-related to current events in the Middle East.

The first, done on assignment from the US Information Agency, shows the Baghdad Museum, its ancient Mesopotamian treasures still intact, in 1965 — long before the destruction occasioned by the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

The second photograph is of unemployed men in Aleppo, Syria in 1993.

The third is from Gaza in 1993.

The fourth is in an orphanage in Jerusalem, 1993.

Baghdad, Iraq, 1965

Aleppo, Syria, 1993

Gaza, 1993

Orphanage, Jerusalem, 1993

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Written by bywilliamcarter

September 2, 2013 at 9:21 pm

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