Introduction

Vered Maimon, Shiraz Grinbaum

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Abstract

In 2005, a group of photographers took a stand alongside the people of the small town of Bil'in, and documented their fight to stop the Israeli government building the infamous West Bank Barrier. Inspired by what they had seen in Bil'in, the group went on to form 'Activestills', a collective whose work has become vital in documenting the struggle against Israeli occupation and everyday life in extraordinary situations. 'Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel' examines the collective's archive and activity from historical, theoretical, critical, and personal perspectives. It is the result of an in-depth dialogue among members of the collective and activists, journalists, intellectuals, and academics, and stands as the definitive study of the collective's work. Combining striking full-colour photographs with essays and commentary, 'Activestills' stands as both a major contribution to reportage on Israel/Palestine and a unique collection of visual art
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActivestills :
Subtitle of host publicationphotography as protest in Palestine/Israel
EditorsVered Maimon, Shiraz Grinbaum
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPlutoPress
Pages28-39
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780745336695
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Aḳṭivsṭils (Artists' group)
  • אקטיבסטילס (קולקטיב צילום)
  • Documentary photography -- Israel
  • Documentary photography -- West Bank
  • Photography -- Political aspects -- Israel
  • Photography -- Political aspects -- Palestine
  • Arab-Israeli conflict -- Pictorial works
  • הסכסוך הערבי-ישראלי -- חומר מאויר
  • الصراع العربيّ الإسرائيليّ -- الاعمال التصويرية
  • צילום
  • التصوير الفوتوغرافيّ -- היבטים פוליטיים -- ישראל
  • التصوير الفوتوغرافيّ -- أبعاد سياسيّة -- إسرائيل
  • צילום תעודי -- יהודה ושומרון
  • צילום תעודי -- ישראל

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