This Series Shows the Bedrooms of Young Israeli Fighters

By: Farida Helmy - Mar 14, 2014
References: jasperwhite & featureshoot
It’s not the norm to see machine guns casually leaning on vibrant youthful bedroom walls, except in the case of these young Israeli fighters as is seen in British photographer Japer White’s new photography series ‘Young Guns.’

The ‘Young Guns’ series shows us the bedrooms of young Israeli fighters (as they’re called)—men and women are required to enter the military when they turn 18. During their three years of service, the youth are issued machine guns that they literally have to keep with them at all times, hence the bedroom snaps. 

"All ‘fighters’, as they are commonly referred to, are issued with guns which they have to keep with them at all times – the rationale being it shows the enemy you are always ready to defend," says White.