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“Lee is a master of intuition, who knows exactly where she is going even though she has no written destination. She has been gifted with an internal GPS system, and it’s hard to say where it came from.”

—OFER ADERET, GALIT ALONI, HAARETZ

Exhibition Catalogue

This Place

This Place explores the complexity of Israel and the West Bank, as place and metaphor, through the eyes of twelve internationally acclaimed photographers, each of whom use photography to ask essential questions about culture, society and the inner lives of individuals. The photographers, all outsiders to Israeli and Palestinian society, represent an array of nationalities, cultures, and visual grammars.

Dimensions 20 cm x 26 cm
Length 192 pages
Production Softcover
Published MACK, October 2014
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“Lee is a master of intuition, who knows exactly where she is going even though she has no written destination. She has been gifted with an internal GPS system, and it’s hard to say where it came from.”

—OFER ADERET, GALIT ALONI, HAARETZ

Press

“I believe a project undertakes you more than you undertake it,” Brenner said about his work that often involves exploration, examination, as well as serendipity.”

—DAVID ROSENBERG, SLATE

Frédéric Brenner

An Archeology of Fear and Desire

An attempt to recontextualise Israel as place and metaphor, exploring longing, belonging and exclusion. Frédéric Brenner follows up his opus Diaspora with a visual essay about Israel, a land of devouring myths in which constructs-- social and religious--perpetuate a tyranny of roles, which render us strangers to what is most intimate in ourselves..

Dimensions 29cm x 27m
Length 72 pages
Production Clothbound hardcover
Published MACK, April 2014
Awards 2014 Photobook Kassel Award
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“I believe a project undertakes you more than you undertake it,” Brenner said about his work that often involves exploration, examination, as well as serendipity.”

—DAVID ROSENBERG, SLATE

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“Ewald worked with members of fourteen different communities including West Bank children, vendors at a Jerusalem marketplace and Bedouins in the Negev Desert.”

—ABC NEWS

Wendy Ewald

This is Where I Live

In This Is Where I Live, Ewald redefines the scope of books about Israel and the West Bank. Ewald portrays an entire region through its discreet parts. Her subjects are contested sites where many communities coexist: Jewish, Christian, Gypsy and Druze. Ewald worked with fourteen different communities – in neighbourhoods, villages and schools – using a version of the prismatic approach she’s refined over many years.

Dimensions 22 cm x 26 cm
Length 400 pages
Production Printed paper hardcover
Published MACK, January 2015
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“Ewald worked with members of fourteen different communities including West Bank children, vendors at a Jerusalem marketplace and Bedouins in the Negev Desert.”

—ABC NEWS

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“Kollar was stopped by the Israeli police a number of times and was often treated with great suspicion – a feeling of being under surveillance that he incorporates into his work.”

—GILLIAN ORR, THE INDEPENDENT

Martin Kollar

Field Trip

Between November 2009 and January 2011, Slovakian photographer Martin 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.

Dimensions 20cm x 25cm
Length 76 pages
Production Hardcover with tipped-in image
Published MACK, October 2013
Awards 2014 Oscar Barnack Award
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“Kollar was stopped by the Israeli police a number of times and was often treated with great suspicion – a feeling of being under surveillance that he incorporates into his work.”

—GILLIAN ORR, THE INDEPENDENT

Press

“Taken together they create a daunting feeling of visual incarceration so intense, on a scale so massive, that the sky itself is—by turns—implicated, outraged.”

—GEOFF DYER, TIME LIGHTBOX

Josef Koudelka

Wall

Josef Koudelka’s Wall comprises panoramic landscape photographs he made from 2008 to 2012 in East Jerusalem, Hebron, Ramallah, Bethlehem, and in various Israeli settlements along the route of the barrier separating Israel and Palestine.

Dimensions 14 3⁄4 x 10 1⁄4 inches
Length 120 pages
Production Clothbound
Published Aperture, October 2013
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“Taken together they create a daunting feeling of visual incarceration so intense, on a scale so massive, that the sky itself is—by turns—implicated, outraged.”

—GEOFF DYER, TIME LIGHTBOX

Press

“Lee is a master of intuition, who knows exactly where she is going even though she has no written destination. She has been gifted with an internal GPS system, and it’s hard to say where it came from.”

—OFER ADERET, GALIT ALONI, HAARETZ

Jungjin Lee

Unnamed Road

For Jungjin Lee, photographing the landscape is an exploration of her own mind – the introspective states of the artist, whose photographic gaze is insistent and transformative. Her latest project Unnamed Road approaches the contested territories of Israel and the West Bank by turning to the landscape. Her black-and-white images are self-contained worlds of stillness and wonder, as Lee searches for something constant in the life of the landscape.

Dimensions 22.6 cm x 26 cm
Length 106 pages
Production Leporello bound hardcover
Published MACK, November 2014
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“Lee is a master of intuition, who knows exactly where she is going even though she has no written destination. She has been gifted with an internal GPS system, and it’s hard to say where it came from.”

—OFER ADERET, GALIT ALONI, HAARETZ

Press

“in this God’s eye view, the photographer looks down below towards a striated desert landscape that has been clearly marked by human hands, history, and development. On the other hand, the shift in scale make those marks not just illegible, but almost impossible to identify as human. It looks like something out of Deleuze.”

—ZACCARY BRAITERMAN, JEWISH PHILOSOPHY PLACE

Fazal Sheikh

The Erasure Trilogy

The Erasure Trilogy explores the anguish caused by the loss of memory—by forgetting, amnesia or suppression—and the resulting human desire to preserve memory, all seen through the prism of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Part of this trilogy, and tracing the ironic consequences of David Ben-Gurion’s dream of settling the Negev and making the “desert bloom,” the aerial photographs in Sheikh’s 'Desert Bloom' reveal the myriad actions that have displaced and erased the Bedouins who have lived in the desert for generations. Here we see the extreme transformation of the landscape through erosion, mining, military training camps, the demolition of villages and afforestation. Through Sheikh’s lens the desert becomes both an archive of violence and a record of human attempts to erase it.

Dimensions 8.25 in x 10.75 in
Length 536 pages
Production Hardcover, Clothbound in slipcase
Published Steidl, Forthcoming 2015
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“in this God’s eye view, the photographer looks down below towards a striated desert landscape that has been clearly marked by human hands, history, and development. On the other hand, the shift in scale make those marks not just illegible, but almost impossible to identify as human. It looks like something out of Deleuze.”

—ZACCARY BRAITERMAN, JEWISH PHILOSOPHY PLACE

Press

“While he wouldn’t call it political work, the detail-rich color images have a newfound gravitas previously unseen in the work of his youth.”

—EUGENE REZNIK, AMERICAN PHOTO

Stephen Shore

From Galilee to the Negev

An intimate portrait of a multi-faceted place, exploring the landscape of Israel and the West Bank; its complexities and its contradictions. Shore travelled the length and breadth of the region, questioning and revealing through his camera lens.

Dimensions 338 x 291 mm (13 3/8 x 11 1/2 in)
Length 224 pages
Production Hardback
Published Phaidon, May 2014
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“While he wouldn’t call it political work, the detail-rich color images have a newfound gravitas previously unseen in the work of his youth.”

—EUGENE REZNIK, AMERICAN PHOTO

Press

“She is clearly an insightful, creative, and powerful artist, near the top of her craft. For as many books as I see, for one to crack me over the skull like this is worth mentioning again..”

—JONATHAN BLAUSTEIN, aPhotoEditor

Rosalind Solomon

Them

Rosalind Fox Solomon spent five months in Israel and the West Bank during 2010–11, working in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Nahariya, Bethlehem and Jenin. Travelling by local bus along with commuter workers, she photographed Jewish teenagers at Purim, Christians at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and Ghanaian pilgrims at the Mount of Olives.

Dimensions 16.5 cm x 21.5 cm
Length 144 pages
Production Printed paper hardcover
Published Mack, July 2013
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“She is clearly an insightful, creative, and powerful artist, near the top of her craft. For as many books as I see, for one to crack me over the skull like this is worth mentioning again..”

—JONATHAN BLAUSTEIN, aPhotoEditor

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“While he wouldn’t call it political work, the detail-rich color images have a newfound gravitas previously unseen in the work of his youth.”

—EUGENE REZNIK, FLIP

Thomas Struth

Thomas Struth

This book brings together sixteen photographs made by Thomas Struth in Israel and the Israeli-occupied West Bank in 2009, 2011 and 2014. Struth continued his practice of creating singular images, each within one of the strictly segregated subject fields he has developed through his career: street photographs, portraits, landscapes and photographs of high technology.

Dimensions 31.5 cm x 29.5 cm
Length 60 pages
Production Hardback
Published MACK, November 2014
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“While he wouldn’t call it political work, the detail-rich color images have a newfound gravitas previously unseen in the work of his youth.”

—EUGENE REZNIK, FLIP

Press

“Taking the Jewish communities based in the West Bank as the main focus, Settlement captures the liminality of a region wracked by conflict, displacement, and uncertain identity.”

—YCN

Nick Waplington

Settlement

The book investigates the topography of Jewish identity in the West Bank, which is in conflict not only with the Palestinian majority but also with mainstream Israeli society: While all the settlers are Jewish, and almost all are Israeli citizens, many are not natives of Israel.

Dimensions 30cm x 27cm
Length 188 pages
Production Hardcover with tipped-in image
Published MACK, September 2014
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“Taking the Jewish communities based in the West Bank as the main focus, Settlement captures the liminality of a region wracked by conflict, displacement, and uncertain identity.”

—YCN