Curator: Dr. Ariela Azoulai
During the years 2002-2007, in the midst of the Second Intifada and after the bomb attack at Café Moment in March 2002, feeling extremely vulnerable and frightened, I felt the urge in order to better understand the conflict to go towards the borders around Jerusalem and to document the checkpoints and the separation wall starting to rise. Accompanying Rina Castelnuevo, the New York Time photographer, I suddenly discovered a whole new reality I was unaware of. Later on, after the Second Lebanon War, I worked with the correspondent of the Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger’s, Marlène Schnieppers, on several assignments. At the beginning of 2008, I stopped working as a freelance news photographer and returned to the studio with new perceptions about the complexity of the conflict. I took thousand of pictures during that period, a few of them were integrated in the show ‘Act of State’ at Minshar Gallery in 2007.