Jon Elmer is a freelance photojournalist specializing in the Middle East. He has photographed and reported from the West Bank and Gaza Strip - based in Jenin and Gaza City - during the al-Aqsa intifada (2003), following Israel's "disengagement" from the Gaza Strip (2005), and during the sanctions regime and internal Palestinian conflict (2007).
Elmer has photographed in over a dozen countries, including Nepal (1998), the Basques region (2000), Morocco (2000), Israel (2003), Palestine (2003, 2005, 2007), Jordan (2005) and Lebanon (2006). He has also covered 'globalization' summits and accompanying protests throughout North America, including Washington DC, New York, and Quebec City.
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