Josef Koudelka: Wall
Wall - Israeli & Palestinian Landscape 2008-2012
Josef Koudelka's Wall comprise panoramic landscape photographs he made from 2008 to 2012 in East Jerusalem, Hebron, Ramallah, Bethlehem, and in various Israeli settlements along the route of the barrier separating Israel and Palestine. Whereas Israel calls it the "security fence," Palestinians call it the "apartheid wall," and groups like Human Rights Watch use the term "separation barrier," the wall in Koudleka's project is metaphorical in nature-a human fissure in the natural landscape. A chronology, lexicon, and captions provide context for the photographs, which convey the fraught relationships between humankind and nature and between closely related cultures.