In Zachary Balber’s series Tamim (which roughly translates from Hebrew as “perfect”) he has his subjects stand at attention, instructing them to pose (in his own words) “As if the Nazis were getting ready to fire at them.” The artist also asked each of the men to wear his kippah, the head covering that Balber was Bar Mitzvahed in. As Balber then asked each man to take off their shirt, he discovered how powerfully all of this made them reveal themselves to the world ‒ and how this reflected his own life journey back at him through his lens. What...
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