The introduction to This Place – a large format photobook (32.00 x 30.00 cm) with the works of twelve contemporary photographers – states how Frédéric Brenner, the project initiator, hopes his project will offer a ‘visual counterargument to prevailing, often polarized, representations’ of Israel and the West Bank. Whether the twelve photographers shared this utopian aspiration is hard to determine. The policy decision not to include any Israeli or Palestinian nationals was aimed at excluding those with entrenched positions on the subject matter and the photographers, given complete creative freedom, were outsiders who were not there to speak on behalf...
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