Rosalind Fox Solomon - THEM


Rosalind Fox Solomon spent five months in Israel and the West Bank in 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, some with particular political charge, such as the casket of Juliano Mer-Khamis, a Palestinian activist of dual descent who established the Freedom Theatre, assassinated during Solomon’s visit to the territory. Her photographs are informed by an acute sensitivity to lives conditioned by race and religion, ethnicity and location. The images are punctuated with fragments of text taken from Solomon’s journal, a window into lives conditioned by violence and uncertainty. Thanks to the brilliant MACK (London).

144 pages, 16.5 cm x 21.5 cm, hardcover, MACK (London).