Archivfotos israelischer Orte werden vor die heutigen Schauplätze gehalten. Der Fotograf legte seinen Arm auf ein Stativ, damit seine Hand beim Nebeneinanderhalten der Bilder nicht zitterte.
Tel Hai, Israel
A 1964 student visit to the Lion of Judah monument in Tel Hai (pictured in 2010). The sculpture commemorates an early battle (in March 1920) of the modern Arab-Israeli conflict. From a series of archive photos set against their present-day backdrops in Israel. The photographer rested his arm on a tripod so that his hand did not move while juxtaposing the images.
Amit Sha'al speaks about the project: "I took black and white photos from 1926 to 1979, and went across Israel to locate the exact spots where they were taken. I held the photos in front of me and shot a wider photo, when the colored 2010 reality continues where the black and white photo ends. In some places, it seems nothing has changed, but in others, the buildings have changed their purpose and the black and white people are 'planted' strangely in today's reality. The photos portray three different times: the old black and white photos, the present colored photos and the time that have passed between capturing both photos. The third time mentioned is not a visual one, but a mental and emotional dimension, filled in by the knowledge we have of what dramatic changes have happened between the two times."
Fotografías de archivo colocadas sobre su telón de fondo actual en Israel. El fotógrafo apoya su brazo en el trípode para evitar el movimiento al yuxtaponer las imágenes.
Photos d’archives avec en toiles de fond les mêmes lieux au présent en Israël. Le photographe a posé son bras sur un trépied afin de ne pas bouger pendant la juxtaposition des images.
Foto d’archivio piazzate di fronte al loro sfondo attuale in Israele. Per rimanere immobile durante la giustapposizione delle immagini, il fotografo ha posato il braccio su un cavalletto.
Archieffoto’s, geplaatst voor hun huidige achtergrond in Israël. De fotograaf laat zijn arm op een statief rusten, zodat zijn hand niet beweegt als hij de beelden naast elkaar plaatst.
Israeli photographer Amit Sha'al was born in 1974 and works as staff photographer on the daily business newspaper Calcalist. He also works as an independent photographer on long and short term documentary projects. Sha'al's photographs have been featured in major magazines and newspapers in Israel. His awards include a Series of the Year in Israel's premier press-photo contest, Local Testimony. Sha'al has had solo exhibitions in Israel and Ireland and has participated in numerous group exhibitions. He is based in Tel Aviv.