Back in 2012, Polish photographer Alicja Dobrucka traveled to the West Bank for a photography workshop that was incidentally canceled when bombings took place along the Israeli-Palestinian border for a week in November. To make the most of her time there, Dobrucka decided to travel with a fellow artist to explore the remaining area.

Within the next couple of months, she came across the Israeli-occupied village of Susya, in the southern area of West Bank. This particular location has been razed by Israel four times between 1991 and 2001. Because of past destruction, those living there have become understandably heedful that this could happen again, and have used disguises to cover their houses by draping with tarpaulins.

The effect is to be undetectable and subtle, and allows the citizens to be resistant in a passive way so they don't attract potential invaders.

To read more about the Dobrucka's photography series, go to Fast Company


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