HANNES SCHILLING

CARDS AND CIGARETTES
FOTO l ISRAEL l COLOR l 2014

In the Iraqi-jewish quarter of the main marked „Mahane Yehuda“ in Jerusalem, exists on of the oldest coffee houses of the city. Established in the end of the 18th it is clearly signed over the time. However this place is well known as a meeting point for local male cardgamblers. The missing presence of women is obvious. It is a local men exclusive area. I was wondering why, until I ask a local: "We escape from the problems at home to come together here. We just want to distract ourselfes.“