For many people, the conflict in the Middle East is a part of everyday life.
Regardless of what side you're on, that everyday life can become a living hell. For Mahmoud Alkurd, he tried to turn that hell into something beautiful. The Gaza-based artist has taken to reflecting his pain through magnificent pieces of surrealism.
HIs work takes an organic, new look at an ongoing tragedy that many people are trying to understand and stop.
And judging how his work has been received, he's doing a pretty good job...
These photos have been exhibited in dozens of cities around the world.