Sophisticated, affluent and composed. A photographic treasure hidden in an old family album, attesting to the life of one of many Palestinian families in the early 20th century, shortly before meeting their grim fate of dispossession and expulsion from their homes — some with nothing but the clothes on their backs and the key to their front door.
Researcher from the Palestinian Museum sitting with the Jamal Yousef Bek Ali family.
A Palestinian woman picking grapes, from the family album of Jamal Yousef Bek Ali. (Courtesy: Palestinian Museum)