Boris Carmi: Photographs from Israel
Yoram Kaniuk, Joachim Schlor, Boris KarmiISBN: 3791329332;
Language: German The first photographic retrospective of one of the pioneers of Israeli photojournalism, this beautiful collection of black and white images by Boris Carmi is also a stirring narrative of Israeli life in the second half of the twentieth century. Spanning the final years of the British mandate, a wave of European immigrants, the War of Independence, and the deportation of Palestinian refugees, Boris Carmi?s work is characterized by its focus on human portrayal. The nearly one hundred photographs in this monograph make no overt political statement, but document life in a country riven by ethnic and social tension. Consequently, his war pictures, his portraits of artists and politicians, and his images of Israel?s beautiful women retain a powerful universal message of human dignity, and an unflagging optimism that speaks volumes.
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