Author(s): Matt Brogan, Charlotte Cotton
The culmination of an acclaimed photographic exploration of Israel and the West BankThis Place is a monumental photographic project that explores Israel and the West Bank, as place and metaphor, through the eyes of 10 internationally celebrated photographers: Fr d ric Brenner, Wendy Ewald, Martin Kollar, Josef Koudelka, Jungjin Lee, Stephen Shore, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Thomas Struth, Jeff Wall and Nick Waplington. Their photographs question the history, the divisions and paradoxes of the region and its inhabitants. From the photographers' differing visual vocabularies, nationalities and cultural backgrounds, the picture that emerges is not a single, monolithic vision but rather a diverse and fragmented portrait.The images collected in This Place have previously been shown in renowned museums such as DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum. Now, the project culminates in this retrospective volume, which contains more than 200 spectacular photographs and views of the exhibition, as well as essays by distinguished curators on the project's history and its meaning for today's political and cultural discourse.