From the perspective of twelve international photo artists, the exhibition approaches the complexity of Israel and the West Bank - the topography, the inhabitants and their everyday lives.
The initiator and photographer Frédéric Brenner describes the approach of his project as a desire to add new artistic motives to the pictorial worlds known from the coverage of the region. He was able to attract well-known photographers: Wendy Ewald, Martin Kollar, Josef Koudelka, Jungjin Lee, Gilles Peres, Fazal Sheikh, Stephen Shore, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Thomas Struth, Jeff Wall and Nick Waplington.
All participating photographers are from outside Israel and the West Bank. Between 2009 and 2012, they spent longer periods in Israel and the West Bank. How they worked and chose their motives, they were completely free. The exhibition presents twelve very different perspectives.
The total of more than 200 photographs combine to form a multi-layered visual portrait. Issues such as identity, family, home and landscape come into focus, while the Middle East conflict is sometimes more and less visible. The result is a deeply humanistic and nuanced exploration, in which art, beyond the illustration of conflict, serves as a forum to raise questions. The observers are invited by the very different work to get in touch about the heterogeneity of the region.