This Place

Monte Bental, Altos del Golán 2011

In 2009 French photographer Frédéric Brenner invited Thomas Struth to participate in a project involving twelve international photographers. In addition to Brenner and Struth, the group included Wendy Ewald, Martin Kollar, Josef Koudelka, Jungjin Lee, Gilles Peress, Fazal Sheikh, Stephen Shore, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Jeff Wall, and Nick Waplington. In the course of many journeys taken over a period of several years, the artists created photographs in both Israel and the West Bank. The undertaking gave Struth the opportunity to condense his shots into a unique description of the situation in the region. The series traces a multilevel portrait of the present conditions of Israel, Palestine, and their inhabitants.