Don West

Don West
Featured Artist

Jerusalem is the world’s city, reflecting its hopes and its woes. It is a place of conflict and consolation, prayer and protest, resurrection and insurrection.

Jerusalem—this crossroad of humanity—is a visual feast of diverse spices and peoples, mosaic temples, mountain tombs, and the sweet tang of pomegranate juice.

O’Jerusalem, how you whet the appetite of this photographer who longs to return.  §


Don West began his career as a freelance news photographer, making a conscious choice to capture affirmative images of people of color in all facets of community life. In the 1980s, he worked for United Press International (UPI) and has since gone on a host of assignments with major newspapers and magazines such as the Boston Globe, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Ebony, People, and Black Enterprise.