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PRIVATE 47 | ISRAEL

A living environment is a defined terrain where actual and imaginative perceptions are mutually experienced. The current flow of global information intensifies the simultaneous sense of personal space, and images serve as its geographic and emotional expansions. This kind of amalgamation narrows the distances between the self and the other to a point where remote […]

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Ami Steinitz | Meta Reality

A living environment is a defined terrain where actual and imaginative perceptions are mutually experienced. The current flow of global information intensifies the simultaneous sense of personal space, and images serve as its geographic and emotional expansions.

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Gaston Zvi Ickowicz, Settlement

Gaston Zvi Ickowicz | Settlement

Between 2003 and 2006 I documented the settlements in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The photographs focus on the architecture of the settlements, portraits of settlers,

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PRIVATE 47, p. 12-13 (12-15)

Eddie Gerald | The cave dwellers

Cold darkness prevails at all hours in the cave at Mufakara, southern Hebron hills. Beneath six meters of rock lives a ten-member Palestinian family, upholding a traditional

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PRIVATE 47, p. 16-17 (16-21)

Yuval Tebol | Faith, land, conflict

In February 2006 I was sent to cover the evacuation of Jewish settlers from the Amona Outpost in the West Bank for the Swiss newspaper Der Bund. Following the experience I

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text © Dorit Weisman

Dorit Weisman
Looking at a snail the morning after a suicide bombing on Emek Refaim Street

Gray and self assured and solid it moves forward / on its damp and endless journey while yesterday’s ambulances go back and forth / back and forth in my brain…

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PRIVATE 47, p. 22-23 (22-25)

Yaakov Israel | The legitimacy of landscape

The Israeli landscape seems to evoke a true sense of security in its residents: this could be the reason why large portions of it go mostly unnoticed. Israeli borders are evanescent

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Dan Savery Raz | The Leaders

Ah, these are the leaders /These are the leaders – / Madmen in suits. / Believing in numbers, percentages and sanity / Drawing bar-charts to rationalize tanks and air strikes…

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PRIVATE 47, p. 26-27 (26-29)

Kobi Wolf | The Jewish settlers

The Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and Eastern Jerusalem have become one of the most argumentative issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The

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Ester Muchawsky-Schnapper | Three Days later…

I felt like walking with you in the woods / no daffodils but many trees / not really black, or green – no fairy-tale – / but sweet air and warm-licking sun / healing all there is…

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PRIVATE 47, p. 30-31 (30-33)

Elinor Carucci | My mother

Elinor Carucci is known for her relentlessly intimate photographs that capture the private worlds of her family and household. Captured over the last seven years these

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PRIVATE 47, p. 34-35 (34-37)

Benyamin Reich | A prayer for beauty

I was raised in a Jewish Hassidic family, with eleven children, and attended religious schools and yeshivahs. My father served as a rabbi in ultra-orthodox congregations in

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Dorit Weisman | Sarah

Of all the things in the ad what attracted me / Was the beauty of Sarah / And I stood there, or sat, today, Friday morning, / A winter sun warms me up in my purple clothes…

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PRIVATE 47, p. 38-39 (38-41)

Dan Bronfeld | Poseidon

This marvelous palace consists of wonderful sights of creatures such as dragons and flying doves, and the sounds of morning roosters and beach plant life. It is built with a variety of

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