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The immersive experience is not a new take on conflict. It’s about humanizing inhabitants who one’s eyes may never have crossed. From magnificent landscapes to the most intimate portraits, the works raise questions and seek to challenge viewers.

—David Graver, Cool Hunting

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This Place, Brooklyn Museum, New York — ‘Fragmentary visions’

The title of the Brooklyn Museum’s photography exhibition This Place refers to a strip of Mediterranean coastline roughly the size of New Jersey, one of the tensest spots on the planet.

Israel and the West Bank, Through the Eyes of a Dozen Visitors

“This Place,” an exhibit now at the Brooklyn Museum after stops in Prague and Tel Aviv, collects the work of twelve international photographers, made in Israel and the West Bank during extended visits between 2009 and 2012.

Capturing Human Moments Amid Chaos in Israel and the West Bank

In “This Place,” an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, life and photography and art cause sparks to fly. Its more than 600 images have been taken by 12 well-known photographers, and document life on one of the most contested stretches of land in the world: Israel and the West Bank.

Brooklyn : This place, Frederic Brenner

Les trois récits, les trois monothéismes attachent une promesse à cette terre. Qu’avons-nous fait de cette promesse ? Que sommes-nous en mesure de faire ? Qu’en ferons-nous ? Et que fera-t-elle de nous ? Ce qui est en jeu ici, ce n’est pas simplement un bout de terre, mais l’universel lui-même.

18 NYC Art Installations and Urbanism Exhibits Not to Miss in February 2016

Between 2009 and 2012, twelve photographers travelled throughout Israel and the West Bank capturing images from family and home to landscape and environment.

12 photographers turn their lens on israel in ‘This Place’

For a land so deeply entrenched with history and conflict, Israel is not an easy subject to approach in a photography project, especially from a single standpoint. Born out of an idea by Frédéric Brenner, a French photographer who has long explored Jewish identity in his work..

Complexity of israel and the west bank explored by 12 photographers at the brooklyn museum

Following the principles behind Mission Héliographique in the 19th century France and the Farm Security Administration in the United States, twelve internationally renowned photographers started their own documentation project..

Brooklyn : This place, Fazal Sheikh

Le vernissage au Brooklyn museum s’est tenu jeudi dernier. L’exposition est surprenante : réunir sur un sujet aussi sensible qu’Israël et la Palestine, des photographes aussi différents, opposés et talentueux, semblait une gageure.

Brooklyn : This place, group exhibition

Douze photographes ont été invités à mettre en images Israël et la Cisjordanie à partir de leurs points de vue artistiques et critiques. Grâce à leurs recherches et résidences depuis 2009, ces artistes dépeignent, au-delà des mythes et des stéréotypes, un lieu qui est un organisme vivant, avec toutes ses divisions et ses paradoxes.

"This Place" at the Brooklyn Museum

There is no way to visually capture the complex essence of Israel and the West Bank. Any gargantuan portrayal would veer in the direction of the photographer’s experience, background and lens. This isn’t what Brooklyn Museum’s “This Place"—an exhibition of 600 photographs by 12 artists taken between 2009 and 2012—attempts to do.

An Interview with Rosalind Fox Solomon

Rosalind Fox Solomon’s photographic career has been defined by an itch for travel and a desire to use the camera as a means of self-discovery, or, as she puts it, as a way of “talking to myself.”

On View: ‘This Place’ at the Brooklyn Museum

The complexity of Israel and the West Bank is explored through the work of twelve internationally renowned photographers in This Place at the Brooklyn Museum.

New York

Brooklyn : This place, Thomas Struth

Les artistes doivent être un peu mégalos, croire qu’il est possible de créer des choses qui ont du sens et qui seront peut-être incroyables.

"This Place" Photography Exhibit

French photographer Frédéric Brenner is best known for his opus Diaspora, a 25-year project spanning 40 countries, resulting in a stunning visual record of the Jewish Diaspora.

For 12 Photographers, an Anxious Gaze on Israel and the West Bank

For 25 years, Frédéric Brenner traveled the world, finding Jews to photograph. In every place he went, whether it was a singles weekend in the Catskills or an ancient stone dwelling in Yemen, he sought to uncover a buried trace of his own past..

"This Place" Now Open at the Brooklyn Museum

Read the headlines of any newspaper or tune in to any news program and I’m sure you’ve heard about the West Bank. Media coverage about this historic land normally centers around strife—specifically, the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians over occupation of the area.

Weekend Edition: 12 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before February 15

Opening: “This Place” at the Brooklyn Museum Offering a variety of views into the lives of people in Israel and the West Bank, the group exhibition “This Place” presents the work of twelve international photographers who spent an average of six months in the region between 2009 and 2012.

Observer

Seeing Israel Through The Camera’s Eye

It’s extremely rare for 12 photographers to show their work together. Photographer Frederic Brenner not only convinced 11 of his renowned colleagues from around the world to share in an exhibition, but to first spend six months in Israel — where most had never been — and present their own photographic vision.

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  1. “This Place” Artists Discussion at the Brooklyn Museum Related to its new photography exhibition, “This Place,” the Brooklyn Museum presents a discussion exploring some of the featured photographers' experiences on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Hamptons Art Hub

Nick Waplington, Settlement

This Place explores the complexity of Israel and the West Bank, as place and metaphor, through the eyes of twelve internationally acclaimed photographers.

HYDE

5 Must-See Art Events This Week in New York

Brooklyn Museum Artist Discussion: This Place: Join curator in charge of the Department of Photographs at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art along with photographers featured in the Brooklyn Museum’s upcoming exhibition, “This Place.”

The 10 Must-See Art Museum Exhibitions in New York City This Winter 2016

This Place, an exhibition opening at the Brooklyn Museum, offers a photographic examination and exploration of the West Bank and Israel through the lenses of 12 photographers..

Photographer/anthropologist Frederic Brenner to speak on migration

Social anthropologist and photographer Frederic Brenner has been photographing Jewish communities in over 40 countries for more than 25 years..

Jewish Chronicle

The Best Photo Books of 2015

Fazal Sheikh’s “Erasure Trilogy” takes on one of the most difficult and sensitive contemporary subjects — the Israeli occupation of Palestine — with seriousness, candor and depth.

Book Review: The Conflict Shoreline

The Conflict Shoreline: Colonization as Climate Change in the Negev Desert, a project by architect, academic, and writer Eyal Weizman and photographer Fazal Sheikh.

Desert Bloom awarded the Gold Price at Deutscher Fotobuchpreis

4 fotobücher wurden mit dem deutschen fotobuchpreis 2016 In gold ausgezeichnet.Siegertitel aus der kategorie Konzeptionell-künstlerische fotobildbände:

‘This Place’ features 12 photographers’ views of Israel and the West Bank

What visitors are likely to conclude after seeing “This Place: Israel through Photography’s Lens” is that Israel is not one place, but many.

“This is Where We Live,” Artist Talk by Wendy Ewald

Wendy Ewald, the Inaugural halley k harrisburg ’90 and Michael Rosenfeld Artist-in-Residence, will give a talk on her current work, This is Where We Live. The talk will take place at 7:30 p.m., Monday, October 26, 2015, in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, on the campus of Bowdoin College.

Norton photography exhibit offers fresh angles on Israeli life

Jewish-Orthodox teenage girl peers at a necklace under candlelight at a military academy in Jerusalem. A baker unloads a tray of freshly baked challah into a stall at the Mahane Yehuda marketplace in Israel…

The Desert Threshold

George Prochnik interviews Eyal Weizman. The Desert Threshold

Lens aimed at Israel, West Bank when Norton unveils ‘This Place’

A diverse and fragmented portrait of Israel and the West Bank will unfold inside the Norton Museum on Thursday when “This Place: Israel Through Photography’s Lens” makes its U.S. premiere.

Ambiguity and Intimacy: Twelve Ways of Seeing

Jeff Wall doesn’t do commissions, but Frédéric Brenner is a very convincing individual. He persuaded Wall and ten other photographers, including Stephen Shore, Josef Koudelka, and Thomas Struth, to join him in Israel for a photo documentary excursion that has resulted in an impressive exhibition and publication project called ‘This Place’

Photobook of the year shortlist: Erasure

Announcing the short list for the 2015 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards

The Conflict Shoreline.

Eyal Weizman and Fazal Sheikh evidence climate change in the Negev

Zerfurcht, zerfahren

Bildband-Unternehmen Der US-amerikanische Fotograf Fazal Sheikh erkundet die Wüste Negev und ihre Bewohner, die Beduinen. Der israelische Architekt Eyal Weizman sekundiert ihm in einem Studienband

Photo exhibit challenges Zionism's most popular myth

Using haunting aerial photographs of the Negev Desert, American artist Fazal Sheikh challenges the notion that the desert was an unpopulated land before Zionism made it bloom.

Rencontres d'Arles 2015 : Interview with Stephen Shore

I had never met Stephen Shore before. I’m a big fan of his, especially his photos of The Factory in the 1960s and ‘70s, and the series Uncommon Places. I saw him twice last April to discuss his retrospective at the Rencontres d’Arles, one of the highlights of this year’s festival..

Israel And The West Bank Through Fresh Eyes

A dozen internationally acclaimed photographers were set loose in Israel and the West Bank. Most had never been in either place before. The aim was to try to see anew a part of the world that’s been thoroughly photographed, long mythologized and often fought over.

The Middle East, Art and Overcoming Division

International artists are using their creative voices to restore nuance in a country that is often most defined by its stark religious, ethnic, and economic divides. Discover how music and photography are vehicles to inspire in Israel an enlargement of its community and a diminution of its boundaries.

Foreign photographers aim to reframe Israelis and Palestinians

Works of 12 artists go on display at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, in ambitious bid to challenge locals’ perceptions of ‘This Place’ and its inhabitants

Galleries - Uptown

Frédéric Brenner Best known for his documentation of the Jewish diaspora since the late nineteen-seventies, the French photographer is also the organizer of “This Place.”

These photos show life in Israel and the West Bank from 14 different perspectives

Internationally acclaimed photographer Wendy Ewald handed digital cameras out to a diverse group of Israelis and Palestinians, telling them: Document your lives. The resulting images are intimate and unique, yet also universal.

Twelve photographers try to capture Israel's national identity in this new exhibition.

Israel has always been a country best understood through the lens of a camera. For decades, photographers have been trying to unearth the mysteries of this complex land, and have, at times, come close to excavating Israel’s national identity.

Israel and the West Bank: A view from the outside

The work of 12 international photographers goes on display at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

New York : Frederic Brenner, An Archeology of Fear and Desire

An exhibition of recent photographs of Israel and the West Bank by Frederic Brenner is on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery until July 3, 2015, An Archeology of Fear and Desire.

Brenner’s Lens On Israel

French-born Frederic Brenner is one of those photographers whose images brand themselves upon you.

"This Place" at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

According to a Tel Aviv Museum spokesperson: “(It is)..a monumental artistic endeavor initiated by photographer Frederic Brenner, who believes that only through the eyes of great artists can we begin to understand the complexities of Israel its history,its geography,its inhabitants, its daily life and the resonance it has for people around the world.

ITN

Snapshot: Images of Israeli and Palestinian consciousness

American photographer Wendy Ewald gave cameras to Israelis and Palestinians of different ages. From the 50,000 photos they produced, she selected a few.

Frédéric Brenner : “Israël occupe une place à part dans une notre imaginaire”

Le photographe français expose le projet “This Place” au Musée d'Art de Tel-Aviv. Si l'ambition est d'explorer la complexité d'Israël et de la Cisjordanie sans approche idéologique, la dimension politique n'est jamais très loin.

Epics on a biblical scale

Thomas Struth’s photographs of the Holy Land are hugely powerful — and not only because they are enormous..

Thomas Struth: An eye on Israel and the West Bank

In a new exhibition in London, the German photographer Thomas Struth casts his cool, detached gaze over one of the most disputed regions on Earth. Alastair Sooke reports.

Reading between the lines: Thomas Struth lets landscape do the talking

To Thomas Struth, choosing what not to include in each frame is as important as what makes the cut. In his current show at London’s Marian Goodman Gallery, it’s especially important to read between the lines.

Thomas Struth: the greatest photographer of our time?

A new exhibition illustrates both the majesty and mystery of Struth’s art, says Rupert Christiansen

artnet Asks: Star Photographer Thomas Struth

Photography lovers rejoice: the German artist Thomas Struth is returning to London with a phenomenal exhibition at Marian Goodman Gallery, his first solo outing in the city since his 2011 retrospective at Whitechapel Gallery.

Where have all the people gone? The baffling photographs of Thomas Struth

Struth captures high-tech labs in California and places of significance in Israel – from the site of the Prime Minister’s assassination to a staggering desert townscape – and leaves us feeling unnerved and full of questions

Der Nahost-Konflikt als Fotowand

Struth gilt weltweit als einer der wichtigsten Fotokünstler der letzten Jahrzehnte. Seine Bilder aus dem Nahen Osten sind ab dieser Woche in London, in der Galerie Marian Goodman zu sehen.

Thomas Struth Exhibition at Marian Goodman Gallery in London | 29th April 2015

Photos from Thomas Struth’s opening at Marian Goodman Gallery in London.

Andrea Bartoluccio

Photographer Thomas Struth’s Images of Conflict and Complexity

The German artist gained success with images of sleek urban areas and Disneyland rides, but his new show at Marian Goodman Gallery takes a radical step back to his roots

Byl při tom a fotil. Josef Koudelka Praze představil velkolepé umění

“Maximum, to je to, co mě vždycky zajímalo,” říká o sobě a své tvorbě český fotograf Josef Koudelka. Jeho dílo dnes patří ke špičkám světové fotografie - jako jediný Čech se stal členem prestižní agentury Magnum Photos

Wendy Ewald: This Is Where We Live

For two and a half years, the American photographer worked with different communities in Israel and the West Bank, giving out cameras so people could photograph their families and surroundings from an insider’s point of view.

THEM by Rosalind Fox Solomon named as one of the fourteen best Photo Books of 2014

As part of our 2014 year in review, The New Yorker photo department highlights a selection of books that were featured this year on Photo Booth.

Culture: "This Place", une radiographie d'Israël en images

Pourquoi ce magnifique cadeau photos pour les fêtes de fin d’années plutôt qu’un autre? Parce qu’il nous a semblé que “This Place”, projet visuel, fou, unique, dédié à Israël et aux Territoires rejoignait d’une certaine façon nos valeurs.

Top Photographers Try Looking at Israel From New Angles.

The work is still in progress, but the result is likely to be as challenging and troubling for many as it is curative for others.

My favourite photobooks in 2014

Rosalind Solomon’s Them listed as one of the best photobooks in 2014.

THEM Excerpts

Watch excerpts of Rosalind Solomon’s beautiful performance last september at SVA.

Josef Koudelka: A Restless Eye

Lens on Tuesday published the first installment of a two-part interview with the legendary Czech photographer Josef Koudelka.

Josef Koudelka: Formed by the World

Josef Koudelka started his professional life as an engineer in Czechoslovakia and switched to photography in his late 20s. He photographed the Soviet invasion of his country in 1968 and published his seminal book, “Gypsies,” in 1975.

Israël: «Seule une parole poétique peut étreindre cet espace»

Après avoir réalisé une radiographie de la Diaspora juive pendant 25 ans (Diaspora: Homelands in Exile, Harper Collins, 2003), le photographe français Frédéric Brenner a décidé de se concentrer sur Israël, et lancé le projet This Place.

'This Place' Exhibition in Prague in DOX.

This Place is the name of an International exhibition currently shown in the DOX gallery in Prague. The DOX Center for Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design has been organizing and hosting exhibitions for six years now.

Discussing the “Radical Otherness” of Israel with Frédéric Brenner

While researching our September 2014 Forum on Israel and Palestine, the magazine’s art department became interested in THIS PLACE.

“This Place” exhibit looks at Israel through the eyes of 12 international photographers

The exhibition This Place had its world premiere at the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague last week. The exhibit features several hundred photos of Israel and the West Bank.

Meisterhaftes Puzzle aus Nahost

Zwölf namhafte Fotografen fangen die wohl umkämpfteste Gegend der Erde ein. Ihren frischen Blick von außen auf Israel und das Westjordanland, gebannt in poetische und politische Bilder, zeigt eine Ausstellung mit dem schlichten Titel “This Place”.

Exhibition: This Place at DOX

The DOX Centre for Contemporary Art has launched the world premiere of This Place, an international touring exhibition that presents a view of Israel and the West Bank through the works of 12 internationally acclaimed photographers.

Israel aus zwölf Perspektiven

Die Foto-Ausstellung „This Place“ dokumentiert einen einmaligen Versuch

WALL: Zeď mezi Izraelem a Palestinou očima Josefa Koudelky

Izrael pohledem dvanácti světových fotografů - to je výstava This Place v pražském centru DOX. Josef Koudelka popisuje, proč fotil právě bariéru oddělující Izrael a Západní břeh Jordánu.

This Place - 12 světových fotografů, 12 výstav, 1 místo a 1 doba v DOXu

Ve čtvrtek 23. října se večer na zdech Centra současného umění DOX objevila dlouho očekávaná výstava projektu fotografa Frederica Brennera, THIS PLACE.

British photographer Nick Waplington captures the lives of Jewish settlers in the Occupied Territories

In 2008, Nick Waplington began documenting the Occupied Territories' Jewish settlers and the landscape they have illegally made their own. He was embraced by some, but feared and attacked by others.

Debata z DOX na webu: 12 fotografů o Izraeli

Umělecký projekt This Place v pražském Centru současného umění DOX představuje pohled dvanácti světových fotografů, mezi nimi i českého Josefa Koudelky, na Izrael.

Můj domov Izrael. Výstava This Place mapuje život ve "sporné zemi"

Praha - Jak se během uplynulých pěti let vyvíjel Izrael a Západní břeh Jordánu? Odpoví Centrum umění DOX, které ve svých prostorách hostí výstavu This Place.

“This Place” 12 Regards Sur Israël

Quelle place occupe Israël dans notre imaginaire ? Quels sont ses contours géographiques, historiques, métaphoriques ? Douze photographes ont tenté de répondre à ces questions.

Zwölf renommierte Fotokünstler haben in einem monumentalen Projekt einen neuen Blick auf Israel und das Westjordanland gewagt – jeder auf seine Weise

Wie erzählt man von einem Ort, über den alles gesagt scheint? Welche Bilder findet man für eine Region, die aus allen Winkeln fotografiert und porträtiert wurde?

'This Place': Israel Through The Eyes Of 12 Renowned Photographers

Prague’s DOX Centre for Contemporary Art is presenting the world premiere of “This Place,” a photo exhibition depicting the complexities of life in Israel and the West Bank.

The Holy Land through the lens of photographers.

“This Place” brings together 12 photographers from around the world to explore the socio-political reality of the Holy Land.

Fotografická výstava o Izraeli v DOX představuje snímky dvanácti světově proslulých autorů

Za monumentální umělecký projekt označuje galerie DOX výstavu This Place, jejíž světovou premiéru uvidí tuzemské publikum.

Rosalind Solomon’s Portraits from Israel and the West Bank

In 2010, the New York-based photographer Rosalind Solomon travelled with eleven other acclaimed photographers to Israel and the West Bank.

An incongruous suburbia has taken root in Israel’s West Bank settlements

Nick Waplington’s new photography book, Settlement, explores the sometimes incongruous domestic life of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, which are illegal under international law. The book came out of a project called This Place.

This Week In Photography Books: Rosalind Fox Solomon

I know a photographer who won’t tell people he/she is Jewish. It’s a secret. He/she worries for his/her safety, if the information ever got out.

Stephen Shore Looks for Everyday Color in Conflict Zones

From the West Bank to Ukraine, Shore’s new work explores the ordinary in areas of remarkable strife.

Rosalind Fox Solomon: Them

Having spent her entire career creating highly personal, visceral photographic essays on troubled locations, Rosalind Fox Solomon has never been one to shy away from a difficult subject.

OLD Nº 37

Nesta edição da OLD apresentamos os trabalhos de Celeste Ortiz, Massimo Failutti, Thiago Albuquerque, Géssica Hage, Luciano Spinelli e uma entrevista com Martin Kollar.

Israel and the West Bank Through the Eyes of People Who Live There

For 40 years, Wendy Ewald has traveled the world working with local communities to help them create their own images of themselves and their communities.

An Archeology of Fear and Desire - Frédéric Brenner

De Franse fotograaf en kunstenaar Frédéric Brenner nodigde twaalf internationaal gerenommeerde fotografen uit om een fotoserie te maken over Israël en de West Bank,

Them - Rosalind Fox Solomon

THEM is een boek dat is ontstaan op uitnodiging.

Them by Rosalind Solomon reviewed in Camera Magazine

Them représente la contribution de Rosalind Fox Solomon à « This Place », un projet initié et supervisé par Frédéric Brenner, qui a invité douze photographes à parcourir Israël et la Cisjordanie au cours des années 2010 et 2011.

Camera Magazine

This Place: portrait-mosaïque d’Israël

This Place est l’assemblage de douze regards, ceux de Frédéric Brenner, Wendy Ewald, Martin Kollar, Josef Koudelka, Jungjin Lee, Gilles Peress, Fazal Sheikh, Stephen Shore, Rosalind Solomon, Thomas Struth, Jeff Wall et Nick Waplington.

Martin Kollar receives the award for his photographic project Field Trip

The winners of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award and the Newcomer Award for 2014 have been chosen.

Waltz to the music of time

Frédéric Brenner’s An Archaeology of Fear and Desire (Mack, £45) is a book of beautiful, honest portraiture.

The New Statesmen

How Martin Kollar’s award-winning project took shape

Recently photographer Martin Kollar received the prestigious 2014 Leica Oskar Barnack Award for his project Field Trip, a portfolio of photographs taken in Israel.

Frédéric Brenner "This Place"

For the past 25 years, Frédéric Brenner has studied the Jewish diaspora in an attempt to answer the question: what does it mean to live with a portable identity?

Them, by Rosalind Fox Solomon

Rosalind Fox Solomon spent five months in Israel and the West Bank during 2010–2011, working in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Nahariya, Bethlehem and Jenin.

Them by Rosalind Fox Solomon

Rosalind Fox Solomon spent five months in Israel and the West Bank during 2010–2011, working in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Nahariya, Bethlehem and Jenin.

Martin Kollar Field trip

Kollar spent extended periods of time working and living in Israel, building a photographic dossier on one of the most contentious geographical zones of modern history.

Photographer Stephen Shore from Israel/Palestine: The Audacity of Puppies

If it’s one of the most significant photo projects of our time, it probably feels like it happened on the QT because it’s about Israel.

Frederic Brenner, the 'Jewish Christo,' Uses Photography To Challenge Israel Debate

Giant Images Shake Ideas About Jewish State.

Capturing the Many Faces of Israel

Around eight year ago, Frederic Brenner came up with an idea for a photographic project that would recontextualize Israel from multiple perspectives.

Pictures of the week: An Archeology of Fear And Desire, by Frédéric Brenner

Each week, the Guardian Weekend magazine’s editorial team choose a picture, or series of pictures, with a powerful or surprising story to tell.

Embracing Ambiguity in Israel

Frédéric Brenner has spent his adult life deciphering his own complex identity.

Portraits of a many-layered country

Two photographic projects, both shepherded by Frenchmen, examine Israel from a multitude of perspectives as it celebrates its 66th birthday.

Shooting The ‘Promise’ Of ‘This Place’

Photographer Frederic Brenner’s massive Israel project seeks to see beyond the conflict.

From Galilee to the Negev

From Galilee to the Negev came about when French photographer Frédéric Brenner had the idea to commission 12 photographers from different countries and diverse backgrounds to travel to Israel and the West Bank for a project called This Place.

Picturing the Holy Land: 12 Photographers Chart a Region’s Complexities

There are moments when photography can reinvent the idea of a nation and shape an age.

Stephen Shore: From Galilee to the Negev

Documentary photographer Stephen Shore is known for his images of everyday American life.

Fiel Trip: A Conversation with Martin Kollar

Martin Kollar’s book Field Trip, is one part of the gargantuan project This Place, curated by photographer Frédéric Brenner.

Frédéric Brenner: An Archeology of Fear and Desire

An Archeology of Fear and Desire is an attempt to recontextualise Israel as place and metaphor, exploring longing, belonging and exclusion.

This Place

In 2014, MACK will publish 12 monographs as well as an exhibition catalogue as part of a large photographic project called ‘This Place‘.

Photobook Award Kassel

»An Archeology of Fear and Desire« is an attempt to recontextualise Israel as place and metaphor, exploring longing, belonging and exclusion.

Alec Soth: My top 10 photo Books of 2013

“A photograph is a secret about a secret,” Diane Arbus said. “The more it tells you the less you know.” Every image in this Slovakian photographer’s depiction of Israel is a photograph of unintelligible secrets.

Field Trip

Martin Kollar clearly describes the facts of Israel, as he saw them. Including a severed head of a porcupine.

Review: Field Trip by Martin Kollar

Collecting photographs taken in Israel between 2009 and 2011, Martin Kollar’s Field Trip offers his own fragmentary field-guide, missives and observations from the politically fraught and culturally complex region.

Fiel Trip, Reviewed by Klaus Pichler

This book is one of the rare occasions when the tension in the images is almost physically palpable whilst viewing.

Josef Koudelka, Wall: Israeli and Palestinian Landscape, 2008-2012

His panoramic camera sweeps over the landscape like a Mars probe, searching in vain for signs of movement or life.

Forces d'abstraction

Ce n'est plus une ville, pas un pays, mais presque une abstraction, un état mental, dans lequel le photographe Martin Kollar a erré pendant un an, des banlieues de Tel-Aviv aux déserts armés, des colonies nouvelles aux salons de vétérinaires.

Bitter Faces in the Holy Land

One evening in what must have been early 2004, I drove with my friend Edly to see the section of the Wall, or the Separation Barrier, as it is officially called in Israel.

Martin Kollar's images of Israel capture 'one of the most contentious geographical zones of modern history'

“It was a time when the world was divided; there was the Iron Curtain; there was good and bad,”

Shooting Israel / Stranger in a strange land

Martin Kollar is the youngest of the artists participating in the photographic project organized by Frederic Brenner. His stay here was just one more chapter of a life in perpetual motion.

Field Trip

Field Trip is a remarkably strange, disturbing and enlightening photobook — and it’s one of LensCulture’s favorite books for 2013.

Snapshots of Israel

What happened when leading photographers including Thomas Struth, Jeff Wall and Josef Koudelka came together to discuss art, Israel and bear costumes?

Shooting Israel / 'A confederation of tribes'

Among the goals Frederic Brenner had in initiating the ambitious photography project that has been documented on these pages was the desire to expose the participants ‘to a broad spectrum of narratives’ that tell the story of Israel.

Shooting Israel / ‘Focused like a laser beam’

Stephen Shore, who began taking pictures when he was 6 and sold his first works to New York’s Museum of Modern Art at 14, has perfected the art of finding beauty in the banal.

Shooting Israel / Stranger in a strange land

Martin Kollar is the youngest of the artists participating in the photographic project organized by Frederic Brenner. His stay here was just one more chapter of a life in perpetual motion.

Shooting Israel / An inner voice, in black and white

In this fast-paced age of digital photography, Rosalind Solomon, 81, develops her work in a darkroom and is not bothered about being a ‘dinosaur.’

Shooting Israel / Between Israel and the West Bank

He came here believing in a two-state solution, but after living here for four years and photographing West Bank communities, Nick Waplington ‘learned that this is nonsense.’

Shooting Israel / 'A crime against sacred soil'

Czech-born Josef Koudelka chose to focus his lens on the separation barrier, because ‘I grew up behind a wall and am very sensitive to all people who grew up behind a wall’.

Shooting Israel / Seeing Jerusalem through the lens of a camera

Barbur Gallery in the tiny Jerusalem neighborhood of Nahlaot is hosting a unique photography exhibition though January 12, a project coordinated by the American photographer Wendy Ewald.

Top Photographers Try Looking at Israel From New Angles

The participants are players in a project conceived and orchestrated by Frederic Brenner, a French photographer.

Shooting Israel / 'Sad beauty'

“In this picture I show Israel’s sad beauty,” the Korean photographer Jungjin Lee says, as she looks at one of her recent works.

Shooting Israel / Heights in the lens

Thomas Struth took this picture on the Golan Heights, whose essence he managed to capture in a single frame - a feat that no other photographer has yet been able to accomplish.

Shooting Israel / 'In pursuit of fear and desire'

Twelve of the world’s leading photographers are participating in an unprecedented project aimed at revealing Israel as they see it, capturing with their cameras both big and small moments that will together create a unique mosaic.

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