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Infertile Crescent: A Photographer's Journey On Jordan's Borders

Curious about the changing landscape on her country's borders, Jordanian photographer Nadia Bseiso journeyed to the border of Jordan with Israel asking, "Is the crescent still fertile?"
"The cities were swallowed up, others were abandoned by as many of the inhabitants as were able to make their escape." – Strabo. Southern Jordan Valley, Jordan. 2016 Source: Nadia Bseiso

Curious about the changing landscape at her country's borders and the people who live there, Jordanian documentary photographer Nadia Bseiso journeyed to where Jordan meets Israel for the first part of her four-part series. Bseiso was eager to find out if the area called The Fertile Crescent of the Middle East was the same lush farming area it used to be.

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