Foto Friday – Local Testimony 2010

December 17, 2010 - 3:10 PM by

Local Testimony, the country’s largest and most prestigious annual exhibition of international and Israeli press photography, opened this month at the Eretz Israel Museum.

Photo: Mohammed Muheisen, Daily Life category

The exhibit presents images from the past year of war and peace, politics and society, culture and art, nature and the environment, sports, portraiture, multimedia presentations and more.

Photo: Shlomi Nissim, Nature category

The exhibit also includes a special focus on the work of its curator, photographer Galia Gur-Zeev, who notes, “As the curator of Local Testimony 2010, I regard this as a chance to compare this year’s photos with those of previous years that deal with the same topic.”

Photo: Rina Castelnovo, Politics category

“Press photos always appear together with a mediating text which imposes meaning and interpretation that are not free of manipulation. Separating a photo from the text enables freedom from verbal linearity and a transition to the photograph’s timelessness.”

Photo: Amir Cohen, Daily Life category

“Now, the documentary photo is open to new observation, new interpretation, and the suspension of our gaze.”

Photo: Moti Milrod, Portrait category

Local Testimony runs through January 15, 2011, and is open till 10:00pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.


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