Tanya Habjouqa’s Occupied Pleasures project reveals moments of black humour in Gaza and the West Bank. She describes finding a unique entry point into a hyper-narrated place.
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West Bank, August 2013: Three boys splash around in a plastic paddling pool (Credit: Tanya Habjouqa/NOOR)
Gaza City, June 2013: A young fiancée goes wedding dress shopping in Gaza. Her future husband is working in Libya, where she hopes to join him (Credit: Tanya Habjouqa/NOOR)
West Bank, August 2013, on the last evening of Ramadan: After traffic at the Qalandia checkpoint, a young man bringing a sheep home for the Eid celebration smokes in his car (Credit: Tanya Habjouqa/NOOR)
West Bank, 6 January 2013: Hayat (left) teaches yoga to the residents of her village, on the outskirts of Bethlehem (Credit: Tanya Habjouqa/NOOR)