The Writing on the Wall.
Projections in Berlin's Jewish Quarter.


Photographs by Shimon Attie.
Edition Braus, Heidelberg, English, 1994. In Germany. N.p. pp., numerous color and black-and-white illustrations, 12x9¾".

Winner of the 1994 photo-eye award for Best Foreign Photography Book, this stunning new work by Shimon Attie is a combination of photography and installation work done in the former Jewish quarter of Berlin. Attie projected portions of pre-war photographs onto the walls of the same or nearby addresses where the original photographs were taken, then photographed the projections. The result is a collection of haunting images in which past and present intermingle.

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