Posts Tagged ‘Israel’

Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel

In a new book, the esteemed photojournalist Miki Kratsman describes the uneasy recognition by some former students at Tel Aviv’s Geographic Photography College in 2005: The relationship between photojournalists and media outlets was rapidly shifting in a direction that did not favor visual storytellers, as online platforms achieved supremacy and content demands increased exponentially. From their insecurity sprang Activestills, a collective of dedicated photographers whose[…..]

#Hashtags: Human Kind

Khaled Hourani. Picasso in Palestine, 2009-2011. Photo by Sander Buyck.

#occupation #migration #civilrights #globalization #fundamentalism “Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.”—Hannah Arendt “They were forced […] to condemn us without believing in our existence.”—Claude Cahun The horrific images emerging from Gaza in the past weeks have displaced any other visual reference in my mind, artistic[…..]

Between the miniature and the gigantic: Ilit Azoulay

Stitching together digital, sculptural and natural ephemera, Israeli artist Ilit Azoulay makes photographs that hover between the miniature and the gigantic. She gathers small abstract accretions of wire, plastic, shells or stone that have been cast aside, left in the shadowed hollows of street corners and alleyways. These finds are organized along with old pictures into groupings that follow the loose grids of shelves, boxes[…..]