An Archeology of Fear and Desire.
Photographs by Frederic Brenner.
MACK, 2014. 72 pp., 37 color illustrations, 11½x10¾".
French photographer Fre´de´ric Brenner’s documentary images portray the complexity and dissonance of the people of Israel – a nation inextricably bound in faith and place. Historically concerned with documenting the Jewish Diaspo- ra and visual records of Jewish life, Brenner turns his gaze to the landscape of contemporary Israel, alive to the paradoxes of a people who overlap, compete and exclude – while at the same time capturing the vitality of the Jewish community.
Born in France in 1959, Brenner has visited over 40 countries in pursuit of documenting the Jewish Diaspora. The work is part of a project entitled This Place, which explores the complexity of Israel and the West Bank through the eyes of twelve internationally acclaimed photographers.