Ilkka Uimonen travelled to Jerusalem on September 25, 2000, to photograph a story in the Old City. Three days later Ariel Sharon visited the Temple Mount and the Al-Aqsa mosque, in what seemed to the watching world to be a flagrant disregard for the sensitivities of the Palestinians. There began at once a cycle of violence that has yet to be resolved. As the vehemence escalated Uimonem sought out flashpoints on both sides, Palestinian and Israeli. His photographs in Cycles do not follow the chronology of the events - they are very much his own narrative of his experiences.