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Michal Ronnen Safdie: Tel Aviv, the separated beach


This is an Israeli beach where women are only welcome three days a week: Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. On other days the beach is reserved to men. These beaches north of Tel Aviv see crowds of orthodox women and their children, in bonnets and bare feet, taking advantage of an authorized swim. The adults wear long dark clothing, and the children, too, except a few in bathing suits. The only colors are to be found in their accessories, which bring a vitality to these contrasting photographs, somewhere between cultural tradition and modernity.

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