Kai Wiedenhöfer. Wall

“Over a nine meter wall you cannot shake hands,” says a Palestinian pensioner who lives in the shadow of Israel’s growing Separation Barrier. Kai Wiedenhàfer, who documented the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and has been photographing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for more than a decade, has spent the last few years documenting inhabitants of the Occupied Palestinian Territories who find themselves in the path of the barrier. He has also documented the growing barrier itself, a 650-kilometer mix of walls, fences, ditches and earth mounds that serves as a border between Israel and a projected future Palestinian entity. Working in color and black-and-white with a 6×17 cm panoramic camera, Wiedenhàfer has produced depictions of the wall–and life in its lengthening shadow–that make it hard not to share his view, informed by a life in Berlin, that separation barriers do not offer real solutions to political conflict.

cm 30,5×20,5; pp. 112; hardcover. Publisher: Steidl, New York , 2007.

ISBN: 9783865211170 | 3865211178
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“Over a nine meter wall you cannot shake hands,” says a Palestinian pensioner who lives in the shadow of Israel’s growing Separation Barrier. Kai Wiedenhàfer, who documented the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and has been photographing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for more than a decade, has spent the last few years documenting inhabitants of the Occupied Palestinian Territories who find themselves in the path of the barrier. He has also documented the growing barrier itself, a 650-kilometer mix of walls, fences, ditches and earth mounds that serves as a border between Israel and a projected future Palestinian entity. Working in color and black-and-white with a 6×17 cm panoramic camera, Wiedenhàfer has produced depictions of the wall–and life in its lengthening shadow–that make it hard not to share his view, informed by a life in Berlin, that separation barriers do not offer real solutions to political conflict.

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