Photography without borders

Authored by: Ariella Azoulay

Handbook of Human Rights

Print publication date:  September  2011
Online publication date:  February  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415480239
eBook ISBN: 9780203887035
Adobe ISBN: 9781134019083


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Since the time they were conquered, and increasingly over the past two decades, the Occupied Territories have become an extended photography studio that can spread at any given moment to more and more areas, including private homes. The presence of Palestinians in those homes does not constitute an obstacle for the photographers milling about the studio; it affords the grounds and opportunity for their being there. There are countless more photographers roaming the studio than “ordinary” areas, and the local inhabitants are far more exposed to their activity than is the average citizen a few kilometers away. 1

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