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Mati Milstein / Photojournalist

Shooting news, documentary and commercial photography from the Middle East to North America.

"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."

Smoke Break

An Israeli infantry soldier on operations near the West Bank Palestinian city of Ramallah.

Smoke Break

An Israeli infantry soldier on operations near the West Bank Palestinian city of Ramallah.

Two Boots & Flower

An Israeli infantry soldier naps during training operations in the country’s north.

Two Boots & Flower

An Israeli infantry soldier naps during training operations in the country’s north.

Gaza

A child’s bicycle stands unattended on a beach in the southern Gaza Strip.

Gaza

A child’s bicycle stands unattended on a beach in the southern Gaza Strip.

Across the Fence: 2012 Gaza war from the Israeli side

I photographed the 2012 conflict between Israel and Gaza from the Israeli side of the border fence. While, from the logistical perspective of the news organization for whom I was shooting, it certainly made sense to have an Israeli photographer covering the story in Israel and a Palestinian photographer covering in Gaza, it felt strange and frustrating for me to document and illustrate the story of only one side of a very asymmetrical conflict.

In recognition of this asymmetry, I decided to present images of my coverage of the war - shot within Israel - against the background audio of Israeli military shelling of the Gaza Strip.

Some of the included images were shot for United Press International and are © Mati Milstein/UPI

Seaside view / Looking North from Jaffa to Tel Aviv

My photograph featured in the 30 November, 2013 edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Seaside view / Looking North from Jaffa to Tel Aviv

My photograph featured in the 30 November, 2013 edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Domestic Violence

A Palestinian woman and her daughters are overcome after Israeli troops fire tear gas grenades into their home during clashes in the Qalandiya refugee camp.

Domestic Violence

A Palestinian woman and her daughters are overcome after Israeli troops fire tear gas grenades into their home during clashes in the Qalandiya refugee camp.

The Rabbi in Ramallah

Rabbi Menashe Zelikha, affiliated with the Shas political party which represents the ultra-Orthodox Mizrahi Jewish constituency in Israel, arrives at the Ramallah headquarters of the Palestine Liberation Organization to meet with Palestinian political leaders.

The Rabbi in Ramallah

Rabbi Menashe Zelikha, affiliated with the Shas political party which represents the ultra-Orthodox Mizrahi Jewish constituency in Israel, arrives at the Ramallah headquarters of the Palestine Liberation Organization to meet with Palestinian political leaders.

"Take Back The Streets"

A selection of my photos shot in the West Bank appear in a report - “Take Back The Streets: Repression and criminalization of protest around the world” - just released by the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations. Click here to see the full report.

"Take Back The Streets"

A selection of my photos shot in the West Bank appear in a report - “Take Back The Streets: Repression and criminalization of protest around the world” - just released by the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations. Click here to see the full report.

Day of Rage

Palestinian women activists confront Israeli infantry troops during a protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.

Day of Rage

Palestinian women activists confront Israeli infantry troops during a protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.

Smoke Screen

A Palestinian protester participates in clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank.

Smoke Screen

A Palestinian protester participates in clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank.

Suppressive Fire

An Israeli army marksman and light machine gunner watch clashes between other soldiers and Palestinian protesters at the Qalandiya checkpoint.

Suppressive Fire

An Israeli army marksman and light machine gunner watch clashes between other soldiers and Palestinian protesters at the Qalandiya checkpoint.

Urgent Care

Palestinian men care for fellow protesters wounded in clashes with Israeli troops near the Qalandiya checkpoint in the West Bank.

Urgent Care

Palestinian men care for fellow protesters wounded in clashes with Israeli troops near the Qalandiya checkpoint in the West Bank.

Roosters and Rabbits

Israeli troops pause during clashes with Palestinian protesters in the Qalandiya refugee camp in the West Bank.

Roosters and Rabbits

Israeli troops pause during clashes with Palestinian protesters in the Qalandiya refugee camp in the West Bank.

Faceless

A Palestinian woman waves her national flag in front of Israeli troops during a protest in the West Bank village of Bil’in.

Faceless

A Palestinian woman waves her national flag in front of Israeli troops during a protest in the West Bank village of Bil’in.

Game of Pawns

Israeli infantry troops on maneuvers near their country’s northern border with Lebanon and Syria.

Game of Pawns

Israeli infantry troops on maneuvers near their country’s northern border with Lebanon and Syria.