Photo credit: Tanya Habjouqa
Date taken: August 7, 2013
Location: Qalandiya, West Bank, Palestine
A Palestinian man enjoys a cigarette in his car as he waits for traffic to clear at the Qalandiya checkpoint on the last evening of Ramadan. He is bringing a sheep home that will be consumed during the following day’s Eid Al-Fitr celebrations.
This photograph was part of an album that won 2nd place in the Daily Life category in the 2014 World Press Photo contest. Though millions face the challenge of occupation and conflict, the album honestly documents the day-to-day activities — some menial, some vibrant, and some bizarre — of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Scroll through the album here: Occupied Pleasures, by Tanya Habjouqa.