THEM by Rosalind Fox Solomon

アメリカ人フォトグラファー、ロザリンド・フォックス・ソロモン(Rosalind Fox Solomon)の作品集。2010年から1年間、イスラエルとヨルダン川西岸地区をローカルバスで縦断し、人種と宗教、民族と領域の問題に翻弄される人々の生活を群像的に収めた作品を収録。作者が体感した緊張と圧力を不協和音的なイメージの連なりで表現。滞在中に作者がノートに記録した、時に愉快で時に恐ろしい現地の人々の会話を本書内に収録し、彼らの混沌とした生活の臨場感伝わる内容となっている。パレスチナ自治区が直面している複雑さを12名の世界的写真家達の目を通して検証するプロジェクト「This Place」への参加から制作された作品を元に発行。

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, 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. Through a cacophonous image sequence, Solomon articulates the turmoil of her experience of the region, recounting 'I felt the tension. The stress.... I wanted to express the chaos and pressure that was around me'. Punctuating the images are fragments of text – amusing and frightening background conversations, recorded in Solomon's journal; the texts reveal the humanity of each person photographed, a window onto lives conditioned by violence and uncertainty.

by Rosalind Fox Solomon


144 pages
165 x 215 mm
black and white

published by MACK