African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem – Village of Peace

The photographs in this project were made in the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem community known as the Village of Peace, located in Dimona, Israel. It was established in the early 1970’s by a group of African Americans, mostly from the Chicago area. They left the U.S. in the late 1960’s, lived in Liberia for more than two years, and settled in Israel’s Negev desert. The images in this portfolio describe various aspects of daily life.