"We were born here, here in Jerusalem, me and my brothers and sisters. We were all born here. My destined husband came, I married. I went to the [West] Bank, my husband is from the [West] Bank of course. You know, a woman when she wants to marry, when the bridegroom or his family come to ask for her hand, she doesn't think of the situation, or the identity card, or that she's going to have children. There wasn't this situation then, things were normal. The West Bank, Jerusalem - no problem." (Umm Islam
, 'Summood camp', East Jerusalem, June 23 1998).
"The construction of images of Jerusalem by nineteenth century English travel writers resembles in many ways the process of making studio portraits. The photographer carefully prepares the object of the photograph and decides how best to depict it. The result is always a fixed and silent image of the photographed object." (Nassar 2003: 20