IN PHOTOS: Christianity in Jerusalem
Israeli photographer Ofir Barak's latest photobook, 'Stones and Bones,' examines the experience of living in modern-day Jerusalem as a Christian.
"Cities are shaped by the pressure of years and inner conflicts. While some adapt and change, others preserve themselves despite disasters and cling to their characters with deep resilience. I live in a city that transcends above time. It is a place where kings, prophets, pilgrims, all have stood here through the ages, living by their holy gods and uncompromised faith. For centuries, their life stories were told repeatedly until eventually silenced by the narrative of time. These testaments are now set in stones, and buried bones," writes Barak.