Notable: “What happened when leading photographers including Thomas Struth, Jeff Wall and Josef Koudelka came together to discuss art, Israel and bear costumes?” Financial Times

In Article, Photographer on February 9, 2012 at 12:45 pm


Photographer Jeff Wall on location in Israel

You don’t often see collaborations among the great contemporary fine art photography set. See how one determined man pulled it off:

Slim, tanned and dressed in a flapping white shirt and the kind of tight swimming trunks only Frenchmen can wear with confidence, Brenner has spent three decades attempting to create what he describes as “the most extensive record of Jewish life ever”. The project, mostly in a black and white documentary style, has taken in 40 countries and formed the basis for numerous exhibitions and photobooks, most notably 2003’s two-volume Diaspora: Homelands in Exile. But what Brenner initially thought of as a personal quest has become a group endeavour. “Israel is both place and metaphor, a land of radical otherness,” he explains as we walk by the pools. “And to explore that, I needed others.”

Find out who joined in on the project: Documenting Israel

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