Ron’s photos in Jisr az-Zarqa raise fascinating questions about photography and gaze in general and in the Israeli/Palestinian context in particular.  What kind of photograph he produces?  Which position he offers to the viewers?  Are the photographer and his subjects engaged in a joint endeavor?  What’s the relationship between the posed photos and the snapshots?  What role does aesthetics play in Ron’s photographs?
We’ll talk about these questions with specific reference to Ron Amir’s work, but also in the broader context of the history of photography and of photography in Israel/Palestine.

Ron Amir will discuss what the exhibit tells us about his work;
Ktzi'a Alon, curator, literature researcher and lecturer at The Hebrew University;
Ayub 'Amar, second generation to Tantura refugees, engage in film;
Moran Shoub, curator and photography researcher.

Wednesday 20.2.2013 at 8pm

At Zochrot Visual Research Laboratory: 34 Yitzhak Sadeh St, Tel Aviv, 4th floor, room 400

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