Drawing on the photography medium, Nik Pickard’s exhibition Palestinian Olive Harvest, presents a collection every bit as evocative and glorious.
Showing in London at The Arab British Centre between 23 February and 6 March, the images take you to the groves around Nablus.
But while the vista is sumptuous, the challenges are never far away:
Taysir Arbasi, who leads olive grove tours for the British company Zaytoun, which sells fair trade Palestinian goods in Britain, claims that olive farmers face confiscation of water and refusal of access to their land. In the past week, Taysir says, 10,000 olive trees have been uprooted by Israeli groups.
If, like me, you are unfortunate enough to be missing the exhibition, pop over here, to see a good selection of the images.