JORDAN • PHOTO REPORTAGE OF ANDRE VLTCHEK

airforce bases in the dessert  Air force bases in the desert. Carefully guarded as the Middle East is one of the most heavily militarized areas in the world. But impregnable? Amman for the poor  Amman's poor districts. building new road to Iraq,  to Azraaq camp to the airforce base...  Building new road to Iraq, to Azraaq camp to the air foce base... empty water tank - Syrian Beduine refugees outside Zataari camp  Empty water tank.  Bedouin refugees from Syria idling outside Zataari camp.
from Syria  One of many anonymous but afflicted humans displaced by the endless wars. This one from Syria. fucking what is left of Dead Sea  The Dead Sea is now heaviliy developed. Real estate has no patience with history or archeological value. internationals  Internaitonal technocrats, diplomats and other foreigners in the upper layers of Jordan. Jordan - Syrian border post  Jordan - Syrian border post.
Jordan - Syrian border with hidden camera  Syrian border, using hidden camera. Jordanian military in front of Zaatari  Jordanian military in front of Zaatari. just forget it and shop  Malls, malls...just forget it and shop. Marriott on Dead Sea - mainly for Israelis and foreign expatriates  Marriott on the Dead Sea: chiefly for Israelis and foreign expatriates.
melting of cultures  Melting of cultures—the past is never too far in the Middle East. monstrous Zaatari camp  Monstrous Zaatari camp. new Azraaq camp  New Araaq camp. The continuing conflicts in the area will create the need for more and more camps. normal life in Jordan  "Normal" life in Jordan.
popefrancis,  his holiness investor,  and Jordanian intelligence guys,  near where Mr. Christ was baptized  Pope Francis, his holiness investor, and Jordanian intelligence guys, near the birthplace of Mr. Christ. promise of violence  The mark of violence is everywhere in the Mideast, icluding in nations theoretically at peace. security everywhere  Security everywhere. Syrian refugees in Zataari - their father and husband exploded in front of their eyes  Syrian refugees in Zataari—they watched their husband and father explode in front of their eyes.
Ah...those nice royal blokes.  What would the West do without them  Ah...those nice royal blokes. Apaydin Camp in Turkey, training Syrian -liberation- fighters. Guess who is the paymaster  Apaydin Camp in Turkey, training Syrian "liberation" fighters. Guess who is the paymaster. Jordan's Taj mall at sunset..opulence side by side with extravagant destitution  Jordan's Taj mall at sunset..opulence side by side with extravagant destitution.