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Israel
The landscape series of Israel explores the familiar paradigm of the landscape as being a heroic, collective symbol, and compares it to the local landscape which is more personal and intimate. Alongside the historical sites that are directly linked to the Israeli narrative, anonymous, almost intimate vistas are revealed which point to the close connection of the artist with his country. The series offers an observation of Israeli culture through the various meanings of the landscape’s imagery. The sprinklers captured over the Northern farmlands in the morning hours are no less heroic than the image of Masada during sunset. This raises the question regarding the role of the photographed image within the shaping of cultural consciousness.