THEM: Rosalind Fox Solomon spent five months in Israel and the West Bank during 2010–11, working in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Nahariya, Bethlehem and Jenin. Travelling by local bus along with commuter workers, she photographed Jewish teenagers at Purim, Christians at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and Ghanaian pilgrims at the Mount of Olives. The photographs contain numerous interwoven narratives. Her photographs are informed by an acute sensitivity to lives conditioned by race and religion, ethnicity and location. “In my monograph, THEM, I wanted to express the chaos and pressure that was around me”. Punctuating the images are fragments of text – background conversations, recorded in Solomon’s journal; texts that reveal the humanity of each person photographed, a window onto lives conditioned by violence and uncertainty.
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