Stephen Shore: From Galilee to the Negev
Acclaimed photographer Stephen Shore (b.1947) turns his distinctive style of documentary photography to Israel and the Palestinian territories of the West Bank in this deeply personal and evocative new collection. A photographic journey - starting in the north at Mount Hermon, travelling down through Tel Aviv to the Gaza border, through Jerusalem, and into the West Bank, through the Negev and ending at the Red Sea - creates a living portrait of a beautiful yet contradictory place. Shore's photographs, many published here for the first time, draw attention to the minutiae of everyday life that are often overlooked, from peeling posters on public noticeboards, to archaeological sites mid-dig, to graffiti on storefronts. Features essays from a range of eminent writers, including Yotam Ottolenghi and the New Yorker's Jane Kramer, each a response to one of Shore's photographs.